On June 15, 2020, Judge Gene E.K. Pratter appointed Christian Levis of Lowey Dannenberg, P.C. as Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel on behalf of the proposed class of financial institution plaintiffs in In re Wawa, Inc. Data Security Litigation, No. 19-cv-06019 (E.D. Pa.).

Popular convenience store and gas chain Wawa Inc. announced in December 2019 that it experienced a data breach as a result of malware installed on its payment card system. The breach lasted approximately nine months, from March 2019 to December 2019, and could have affected all 850 Wawa locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington D.C. Data experts believe that the breach impacted 30 million records, all of which are currently available for sale on the dark web.

Lowey’s appointment in the Wawa Data Breach litigation follows its recent appointment in March 2020, as Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel on behalf of the proposed class of consumer plaintiffs in the In re Rutter’s Inc. Data Security Breach Litigation, No. 20-cv-00382 (M.D. Pa.).

If you believe that your credit union, bank, or financial institution was affected by the Wawa Data Breach and would like to discuss your legal options, please do not hesitate to contact Christian Levis (clevis@lowey.com) or Anthony Christina (achristina@lowey.com) with any questions.