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Barbara Tsao

Babs Tsao is an associate in Covington’s litigation practice group who focuses her practice on high-stakes complex litigation in federal and states courts, with a focus in consumer protection and mass torts.

Babs counsels and represents clients from a wide variety of industries, most recently the technology sector. Her experience with all stages of litigation, as well as government investigations, allows her to advise and assist clients throughout the life cycle of a case.

During her time at Harvard Law School, Babs served as a Teaching Fellow for the First-Year Legal Research & Writing Program and worked as a research assistant to faculty for various constitutional law topics, including the constitutional right to education. Prior to practicing law, Babs was a high school physics and biology teacher for grades 9-12.

A federal district court in the Northern District of California granted a motion to dismiss a putative class action where the plaintiff claimed that the defendant violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) § 631 for using a third-party chat feature on its website. The court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim for lack of Article III standing but granted leave to amend.Continue Reading Federal Court Dismisses Chatbot Claim for Lack of Article III Standing Where Plaintiff Could Not Show Concrete Injury