Bloomberg Law
Nov. 18, 2022, 7:58 PM

Counsel in Capital One Data Breach Suit Awarded $53.2 Million

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

The lawyers responsible for obtaining a $190 million class action settlement in litigation against Capital One Financial Corp. over a 2019 data breach will recover $53.2 million in fees, according to an order by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Judge Anthony J. Trenga approved the 28% fee award on Thursday, along with an award of $2.3 million for out-of-pocket costs.

All but one of the eight factors courts under the jurisdiction of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit consider in evaluating the reasonableness of attorney’s fees weighed in favor of a significant ...