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May 13, 2022

Social Media Victims Law Center



The Social Media Victims Law Center (SMVLC), a legal resource for parents of teenage victims suffering from depression, an eating disorder, hospitalization, sexual exploitation, self-harm or suicide as a result of social media addiction, today announced the addition of Laura Marquez-Garrett as senior counsel and Madeline Bergman as an associate to the firm to help litigate the growing number of cases against social media companies.

Marquez-Garrett brings more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation matters and business disputes, specializing in all manner of data and discovery related innovations, issues and disputes to SMVLC. At her prior firm, Lane Powell, Marquez-Garrett founded and led the firm's innovative electronic discovery practice group and discovery division.

She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School where she served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review.

Bergman joins SMVLC from Bergman Draper Oslund Udo where she was an associate attorney specializing in toxic tort litigation.

She holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark. Following law school, Bergman moved to Tel Aviv to serve as the in-house legal advisor for technology start up AD Knight where she researched application of international data privacy laws to the company's technology. She also advised corporate leadership on compliance issues relating to American, European Union and Japanese data privacy regulations.

Bergman also serves as a board member of the Seattle American Jewish Committee.

“We are very pleased to have both Laura and Madeline join the Social Media Victims Law Center team,” said Matthew P. Bergman, founder of SMVLC. “Their unique mix of experience in electronic discovery and international data law make them ideal partners in the fight against social media malfeasance.”

The Social Media Victims Law Center, was founded in 2021 to hold social media companies legally accountable for the harm they inflict on vulnerable users. SMVLC seeks to apply principles of product liability to force social media companies to elevate consumer safety to the forefront of its economic analysis and design safer platforms to protect users from foreseeable harm.

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