Raija J. Horstman

Senior Associate

Los Angeles

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Raija Horstman is a litigator in the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Raija focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including experience in copyright, trade secret, breach of contract, false advertising and unfair competition litigation as well as consumer class actions.

Raija has experience in all aspects of litigation. She has drafted pleadings, managed document productions, taken depositions, drafted and argued motions, assisted in trials, mediations and arbitrations and has first-chaired both jury and bench trials.

Raija volunteers regularly at the Domestic Violence Clinic.

Raija also served as a first-chair trial attorney and tried several cases to verdict with the Los Angeles City Attorney's office.

Prior to joining Orrick, Raija worked as legal counsel to Fairtrade International in Germany.

Posts by: Raija Horstman

Does Free Credit Monitoring Do More “Harm” Than Good?

The Seventh Circuit reinstates the Neiman Marcus data breach class action lawsuit after finding that increased risk of future fraudulent charges and greater susceptibility to identify theft are sufficient for standing.

Last week, the Seventh Circuit revived the Neiman Marcus data breach class action in an opinion that not only distinguished the Supreme Court’s Clapper decision, but, did something no court has done previously:  turned the company’s offer of free credit monitoring and identity protection services into evidence that consumers’ fear of injury from this breach is not too “speculative” to halt litigation.  This grave development should be carefully considered by companies in planning and responding to data breaches.