Darin Sands is a litigator whose practice focuses on data security, privacy, antitrust and the resolution of other complex commercial disputes. Darin represents clients in a wide range of matters, including data breach and privacy litigation, international antitrust investigations and litigation, class actions, claims involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, and counseling related to using technology to more efficiently achieve legal objectives. Darin is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington and California, and works with clients in Lane Powell’s Portland and Seattle offices.
He currently represents numerous companies in ongoing data breach litigation and data breach response preparation efforts. He also frequently counsels clients on privacy-related legal challenges.
In addition to his data security and privacy work, Darin represents two multinational Japanese corporations in ongoing civil litigation pending in the Eastern District of Michigan related to alleged price fixing in the auto parts industry. He previously represented a multinational Taiwanese company in criminal and civil matters arising from allegations of an international price fixing cartel in the market for LCD-LCD flat panel displays and cathode ray tubes.
Darin is the Co-chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and Co-chair of the Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy Practice Group. He is also a member of the Firm’s Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Practice Group and has significant experience representing clients at the TRO and preliminary injunction stage of litigation.
He is a skilled project manager with a Yellow Belt certification in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management.
In 2006 and 2007, Darin served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik of the Western District of Washington.