Margaret Dale is a first-chair litigator handling complex business disputes across a wide variety of industries, including: media and entertainment, financial services, consumer products, telecommunications and technology, and colleges and universities. She serves as the Vice-Chair for the Litigation Department, and heads the Litigation Department’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. Margaret has been recognized the last few years in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation.
While her practice covers the spectrum of commercial disputes, Margaret regularly handles privacy and data security matters, including regulatory investigations and class action lawsuits stemming from data breaches. She also focuses on intellectual property, representing individual artists and arts-related organizations and museums. Margaret’s practice also includes matters involving bankruptcy and insolvency, securities, corporate governance, and asset management.
Margaret also regularly counsels clients before litigation ensues in order to assess risk, adopt strategies to minimize or deflect disputes, and resolve matters without going to court.
Margaret maintains an active pro bono practice advocating on issues relating to women, children and veterans. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Family Representation, as a member of the Board of Directors of VLA (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts), a member of the Board of Directors of JALBC (Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert), and a member of the Board of the City Bar Fund.
In addition, Margaret is a frequent writer. She serves as the lead editor of Proskauer’s blog on business litigation, Minding Your Business. She also authored the chapter titled “Admissibility Issues in Commercial Cases” in the treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (Haig, ed.), as well as the chapter titled “Data Breach Litigation” in PLI’s Proskauer on Privacy.