Tiffany Cheung, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Consumer Class Actions practice group, is sought after for her expertise and successful track record in defending clients in consumer class actions across a broad range of industries. She has extensive experience advising on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) disputes as well as matters involving unfair business practices and consumer fraud laws in courts throughout the United States.
Ms. Cheung has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in TCPA litigation including McKesson Corporation, LexisNexis, and 24 Hour Fitness, among others. She also advises on the intricacies of the TCPA and CAN-SPAM Acts, ensuring that clients have compliant policies and practices. In addition, Ms. Cheung does substantial work in the area of privacy and data security, and has represented clients in privacy litigation as well as investigations and actions brought by government officials.
Ms. Cheung’s clients include leaders in the technology, health care, financial services, and retail sectors. Placing a strong emphasis on understanding her clients’ business and developing effective strategies to achieve their goals, Ms. Cheung was recently recognized in 2017 by BTI Consulting Group as one of a small group of attorneys nationwide who represent the “absolute best” of the best in the area of client service.
Ms. Cheung is an editor and frequent contributor to Morrison & Foerster’s Class Dismissed blog and serves as a contributing editor for the TCPA Report section of the firm’s Financial Services Quarterly Report. As a thought leader, she often speaks on key developments in class action privacy litigation to groups of industry peers.
Ms. Cheung is committed to the firm’s pro bono program, and works on diverse matters including representing numerous clients in connection with guardianship proceedings and immigration proceedings for children.
Ms. Cheung earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law in 2000, where she was editor-in-chief of the Asian Law Journal. From 2000 to 2001, she was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Marian Blank Horn of the United States Court of Federal Claims and also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan R. Bolton of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona from 2001 to 2002.
Data Breach Class Action for Technology CompanyRepresented technology company in a case involving data breach claims based on allegations of improper disclosure of personal identifying information, including social security numbers. (N.D. Cal.)
TCPA Class Action Against National ChainDefeated a litigated class certification motion in a putative nationwide class action alleging that defendant made auto-dialed calls to cell phones without consent. (C.D. Cal.)
TCPA Class Action Against Health Care ProviderDefended a putative class action alleging that defendant willfully violated the TCPA by placing auto-dialed or prerecorded debt collection calls to patients. Obtained voluntary dismissal. (S.D. Cal.)
In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price LitigationRepresented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in multi-district federal and state court litigation brought by states and counties against dozens of pharmaceutical companies involving the alleged overpayment by the Medicaid program for prescription drugs. All related cases settled on a favorable basis. (D. Mass. and state courts in Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, New York, and Utah)
In re Verizon Wireless Data Charges LitigationRepresented wireless carrier in coordinated multi-district litigation of more than 30 putative class actions that challenged charges for data usage by the wireless carrier. (D.N.J.)
Premium Text Message Class Action LitigationRepresented wireless carrier in several putative class actions around the country challenging charges to consumers for premium text messages that were allegedly unauthorized. Obtained voluntary dismissals of all actions. (Various state and federal courts)
Intervention, Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKlineRepresented GlaxoSmithKline in a class action alleging false advertising regarding an over-the-counter cold sore product and in a successful appellate challenge to a class action settlement of the case. (Super. Ct. of Cal., Cnty. of San Francisco; Cal. Ct. of App.)
Mobile Communications Antitrust LitigationRepresented mobile telephone manufacturer in alleged antitrust violations against several defendants. Negotiated voluntary dismissal in the early stages of litigation.
Ms. Cheung is recommended in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America for her work in Privacy and Data Security, and by Legal 500 US 2018 in the area of Marketing and Advertising Law. BTI Consulting Group also recognized her in 2017 as a Client Service All-Star, an award honoring those attorneys who "stand out as [the] absolute best at client service."
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