Professionals

James F. Monagle

Partner
500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA 95814

Office: (267) 930-1529

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law
Master of Laws, Intellectual Property and Technology Law

University of San Francisco School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude

University of California – Davis
Bachelor of Arts

Admission

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Practice Areas

Certifications/Licenses

  • U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Jim Monagle is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US) who also holds an L.L.M. degree in Technology Law, and who regularly assists his clients in resolving data privacy- and technology-related disputes in pre-litigation and litigation contexts. Although Jim’s practice focuses primarily on defending clients in data privacy and security disputes, including class action litigation, he also regularly handles incident response matters and advises organizations on advisory compliance issues and best practices.

Matters Jim routinely handles as lead defense counsel include data breach class actions in state and federal court; website tracking technology/wiretapping claims against healthcare providers (as well as retailers), including based on use of Meta Pixel; claims and litigation arising from wire transfer fraud; technology-related errors and omissions (Tech E&O) claims; and other commercial litigation, including indemnity disputes. Jim has also represented organizations throughout his career in intellectual property and media liability matters, such as copyright and trademark infringement; domain name disputes and takedowns; unfair competition; false advertising; right of publicity; trade secret misappropriation; and defamation claims.

For the past decade, Jim has assisted many organizations in preparing for and responding to data privacy and security incidents and potential liability, including complying with and reducing risks related to data privacy and security laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the evolving common law landscape nationwide; responding to incidents including interfacing with regulators, handing related regulatory investigations and addressing applicable breach notification requirements; and overseeing security enhancements and drafting and implementing data privacy and security-related policies, procedures and contracts.

While in law school, Jim was a Research Fellow for the J. Thomas McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Co-lead counsel in coordinated data breach litigation involving millions of putative class members and approximately two dozen separate complaints
  • Lead counsel in data breach class action in federal court resulting in successful motion to dismiss based on plaintiff’s lack of standing
  • Lead counsel in several website tracking technology class actions based on clients’ use of Meta Pixel, session replay and similar technologies
  • Lead counsel in several litigation matters based on fraudulently misdirected funds

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS

  • “Click…Click…Boom!!!,” CLM Construction Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, September 18, 2024

PUBLICATIONS