Brian Klein Quoted by the Wall Street Journal on Winning Probation for  the Firm’s Client, the Alleged Capital One Hacker, Paige Thompson

Partner Brian Klein was quoted by the Wall Street Journal in an October 5, 2022 story about the alleged Capital One hacker receiving probation for one of the largest purported data breaches ever and not the seven-year prison sentence sought by federal prosecutors.

“Although we disagree that Paige committed any crimes, we are Pleased the judge sentenced her to no prison time, especially when the prosecutors sought years,” said Klein.

Judge Lasnik was persuaded by defense arguments, including that prison would be particularly difficult for Ms. Thompson, who is transgender, owing to her status and mental health. Klein, Melissa Meister, and Emily Stierwalt were co-counsel with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Seattle. The firm undertook this case pro bono as part of its ongoing commitment to help those who cannot afford legal services and face pressing legal matters.

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