Lewis & Clark College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Lewis & Clark College regarding its recent data breach. The Lewis & Clark data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Lewis & Clark College is a private liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. Chartered in 1867, Lewis & Clark was originally founded as an institute for higher education with a special emphasis on Presbyterian religious teachings. Over time, Lewis & Clark secularized and expanded its academic offerings, currently providing access to 29 majors and 33 minors. With its main campus located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark operates two additional campuses for its School of Law and Graduate School of Education and Counseling. As of 2021, Lewis & Clark enrolled over 3,500 students and managed an endowment of more than $240 million.


Recently, Lewis & Clark discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Lewis & Clark determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack on March 3, 2023. Furthermore, a ransomware group was reported to have published sensitive information belonging to individuals associated with Lewis & Clark College shortly thereafter. On March 31, 2023, Lewis & Clark posted a notice of the data breach on its website.

If you are a current or former employee or student of Lewis & Clark College:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Lewis & Clark data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Lewis & Clark College;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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