OPM Data Breach Victims Defend $63M Settlement With Feds

By Khorri Atkinson (June 3, 2022, 6:56 PM EDT) — Counsel for current, former and prospective government workers who recently inked a $63 million settlement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management over a notorious cyberattack the agency disclosed in 2015 told a D.C. federal court Friday that his clients could not have declined the offer because it provides them with all or even more than they reasonably expected.

Girard Sharp LLP managing partner Daniel C. Girard, an attorney for the cyberattack victims, asserted this during a hearing U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson called to preliminarily approve the deal filed in D.C. federal court last month. A final fairness hearing…

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