Christopher Gold is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton office. His practice focuses on mass tort and class action litigation involving consumer fraud, privacy and data breach issues, and securities fraud. He has worked on a number of notable cases and has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients.
Christopher was integral in obtaining a settlement valued at $15 million in In re Sony Gaming Networks & Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, concerning claims related to the massive data breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network. Christopher is actively involved in In re Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation in the Northern District of California, which arises from the largest data breach in history. He is also actively involved in In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, a cutting-edge nationwide privacy consumer class action in California concerning Facebook’s alleged privacy violations through its alleged collection of user’s biometric identifiers without informed consent, as well as In re Intel Corp. CPU Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation and Hauck v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., two cases arising from the so-called “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities that allegedly exist in virtually all modern computer chips. Other notable consumer cases Christopher has worked on include: Friedman v. AARP, Inc., 855 F.3d 1047 (9th Cir. 2017); In re Clorox Consumer Litig., 894 F. Supp. 2d 1224 (N.D. Cal. 2012); Dumont v. Litton Loan Servicing, LP, No. 12 Civ. 2677 (ER), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29787 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 11, 2015); Lesti v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 960 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (M.D. Fla. 2013).
In the securities fraud space, Christopher helped achieve a $15 million settlement in Boland v. Gerdau S.A., et al. (S.D.N.Y.), on behalf of investors in a Brazilian steel conglomerate, which failed to disclose its alleged bribery of Brazilian tax authorities. In In re Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. S’holder Litig. (Fla. 4th Cir. Ct.), Christopher helped to achieve a $9 million settlement (a Florida record in corporate takeover litigation) for former Winn-Dixie shareholders whose stock was undervalued in a buyout of the company. In In re AuthenTec, Inc. S’holder Litig. (Fla. 18th Cir. Ct.), he helped to achieve a $10 million settlement (a new Florida record in corporate takeover litigation) on behalf of the former shareholders of AuthenTec following a buyout by Apple, which incorporated AuthenTec’s fingerprint technology into the Apple iPhone.
Christopher has been recognized as a 2019 Super Lawyer Rising Star. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lynn University and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law.
Christopher is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2010
- Lynn University, B.S., Business, 2006
- United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- May 30, 2019
- September 5, 2018
- If You Purchased Gasoline from a Valero Station in the State of California and Paid with a Debit Card, a Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your RightsAugust 30, 2018
- July 11, 2018
- Robbins Geller and Co-Counsel Win Class Certification in Facebook Biometric Information Privacy CaseApril 17, 2018
- October 5, 2017
- September 12, 2017
- July 12, 2013
- April 17, 2013
- Portuguese (Brazilian)