Amy Keller has experience successfully litigating a variety of complex litigation cases in leadership positions across the United States. As the Firm’s Technology Practice Chair, Ms. Keller is the youngest woman ever appointed to serve as co-lead class counsel in a nationwide class action. Ms. Keller is currently leading two of the largest data breach cases in the country. In the nationwide litigation pending against Equifax related to its 2017 data breach, Ms. Keller represents nearly 150 million class members. In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., No. 17-md-02800 (N.D. Ga.). In another case, against Marriott, Ms. Keller represents nearly 400 million consumers. In re Marriott International, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., No. 19-md-02879 (D. Md.). As the Co-Chair of Law and Briefing on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in In re Apple Inc. Device Performance Litig., No. 18-md-02827 (N.D. Cal.), Ms. Keller employed her technical savviness in directing an effort to craft a nationwide and international consolidated complaint. Ms. Keller’s numerous other leadership positions have also required sophistication in not only understanding complex legal theories, but also presenting multifaceted strategies to ensure a favorable result to her clients. See, e.g., Gengler v. Windsor Window Company, et al., No. 16-cv-00180 (E.D. Wis.) (plaintiffs’ steering committee; case resulted in nationwide settlement); Catalano v. BMW of North America, LLC, et al., No. 15-cv-04889 (S.D.N.Y.) (interim settlement counsel for nationwide settlement providing repair and replacement of certain electrical parts in automobiles); Roberts, et al. v. Electrolux Home Prods., Inc., No. 12-cv-01644 (C.D. Cal.) (co-lead settlement counsel in nationwide, $35 million settlement).
Ms. Keller’s expertise spans a wide variety of practice areas and topics—including consumer protection, breach of warranty, product liability, financial fraud, and employment litigation. Ms. Keller’s experience also extends to the development of briefing and strategy at the district and appellate court level concerning ascertainability of class members in consumer class actions, complex personal jurisdiction challenges in multi-state cases, the use of conjoint analysis in determining damages, and the enforceability of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. See, e.g., Conagra Brands, Inc. v. Briseño, et al., 138 S. Ct. 313 (2017); Bell v. PNC Bank, Nat. Ass’n, 800 F.3d 360 (7th Cir. 2015); and Sloan v. General Motors LLC, 27 F. Supp. 3d 840 (N.D. Cal. 2018), among others.
As a two-time chair of the Chicago Bar Association Class Action Committee, Ms. Keller gave a number of presentations on topics impacting large-scale consumer class actions, including presentations on emerging legal issues in technology matters, such as Article III standing in privacy and data breach cases. Ms. Keller is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” and serves as a board member of Public Justice, a not-for-profit legal advocacy organization. She is a member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11, which focuses on litigation issues surrounding technology, privacy, artificial intelligence, and data security, and is also on the Model Data Breach Notification Principles drafting team. She also serves on the Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Advisory Board for Law360, where she brings plaintiffs’ counsel’s perspective to the publication’s analysis of data breach cases. In 2018, Ms. Keller was named a National Law Journal Plaintiff Trailblazer, and one of the “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyers in Illinois by National Trial Lawyers. She is also on the production team, writer, and a dancer for the Chicago Bar Association's annual Bar Show, now in its 97th year.