Corban S. Rhodes is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. Corban focuses on prosecuting consumer cybersecurity and data privacy litigation, as well as complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.
Corban has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Consumer Protection Law by Law360 and a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, noting his experience and contributions to the securities litigation field. Benchmark Litigation has recognized him as a “Future Star” and, in 2020, selected him to the “40 & Under Hot List,” which includes “the best and brightest law firm partners who stand out in their practices” and are “ready to take the reins.”
Corban is actively pursuing a number of matters involving consumer data privacy, including cases of alleged misuse or misappropriation of consumer data. Most notably, Corban is part of the litigation team that recently achieved a historic $650 million settlement in the In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation matter—the largest consumer data privacy settlement ever, and one of the first cases asserting biometric privacy rights of consumers under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Corban has also litigated cases of negligence or other malfeasance leading to data breaches, including the largest known data breach in history, In re Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, affecting nearly 3 billion consumers.
Corban maintains an active practice representing shareholders litigating fraud-based claims and has successfully litigated dozens of cases against most of the largest Wall Street banks in connection with their underwriting and securitization of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the financial crisis. Currently, Corban is litigating the massive high frequency trading scandal in City of Providence, et al. v. BATS Global Markets, et al., alleging preferential treatment of trading orders for certain customers of the large securities exchanges. Corban is also actively prosecuting several securities fraud actions against pharmaceutical giant AbbVie Inc., stemming from alleged misrepresentations in connection with their failed $54 billion merger with U.K.-based Shire.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Corban was an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP where he practiced complex commercial litigation and securities regulation and served as the lead associate on behalf of large financial institutions in several investigations by regulatory and enforcement agencies related to the financial crisis.
Corban has served on the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is also a past recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award for his pro bono representation on a habeas petition of a capital punishment sentence.
Corban earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he received the Lawrence J. McKay Advocacy Award for excellence in oral advocacy and was a board member of the Fordham Moot Court team. He received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College.
2008, New York
U.S. Court of Appeals
2014, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court
2009, Southern District of New York
2013, Central District of California