On February 2, 2015, a federal district judge issued an order appointing Gary Lynch to serve as Co-Lead counsel responsible for managing nationwide litigation against Home Depot. All cases stemming from the data breach at Home Depot have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash in the Northern District of Georgia. Lynch Carpenter was initially retained by numerous financial institutions which have suffered readily quantifiable damages as a result of the data breach. Co-Lead Counsel will direct and manage proceedings on behalf of all financial institution plaintiffs.