Stueve Siegel Hanson Announces Austin Moore Named Partner
Stueve Siegel Hanson is proud to announce that attorney Austin Moore has been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2020.
Since joining the firm in 2013, Moore has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to prosecuting consumer class actions on behalf of victims of cybersecurity and privacy violations. As an integral part of the firm’s industry-leading data breach and privacy practice group, he has played major roles in many of the nation’s largest data breaches class actions, including lawsuits against Target, Home Depot, Anthem Insurance, Marriott, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Most recently he helped achieve preliminary approval of the historic $1.5 billion Equifax data breach settlement stemming from its massive data breach that exposed personal information of more than 147 million individuals. He was also appointed as class counsel in a $3.25 million settlement on behalf of optometrists subjected to a breach by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Moore was recently one of five attorneys selected nationally as a Law360 “Rising Star” in the field of cybersecurity and privacy law and was profiled by the publication. The Rising Star awards recognize the top legal talent under 40 “practicing at a level usually seen from veteran attorneys.” Moore was the only honoree from Kansas City and the only attorney selected from a plaintiff-side law firm in his respective practice area.
“Austin has been indispensable to our firm’s groundbreaking success in the emerging field of privacy and data breach law,” said Norman Siegel, partner at Stueve Siegel Hanson. “And more importantly he has significantly contributed to the future of cybersecurity through his work on precedent-setting cases, helping pioneer strategies that have become commonplace in large-scale data breach litigation. We look forward to his continued success protecting consumers in his elevated role at the firm.”
In addition to his robust data breach and privacy litigation practice, Moore advocates for victims of sexual abuse in civil cases. In June 2019, he won a $8.2 million verdict as trial counsel for a sexual assault victim who sued her assailant for civil assault and battery.
Moore earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and his B.A. from the University of Mississippi. He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2015 and was named among Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s “Up and Coming Lawyers” in 2016.