Amy E. Keller

Amy E. Keller

Partner
Chicago

Amy has successfully recovered billions for consumers across the country by litigating some of the nation’s most complex and costly data security and privacy cases.

Amy has successfully recovered billions for consumers across the country by litigating some of the nation’s most complex and costly data security and privacy cases.

Overview

Amy Keller has held leadership positions in a variety of complex litigations across the U.S., where she has successfully litigated high-profile and costly data security and consumer privacy cases. As the firm’s Privacy, Technology, and Cybersecurity practice chair, she is the youngest woman ever appointed to serve as co-lead class counsel in a nationwide class action. In the multidistrict litigation against Equifax related to its 2017 data breach, Amy represented nearly 150 million class members and helped to secure a $1.5 billion settlement, working alongside federal and state regulators to impose important security practice changes to protect consumer data.

Amy has represented consumers against industry titans like Apple, Marriott, Electrolux, and BMW, securing victories against each. Her numerous other leadership positions have required sophistication in not only understanding complex legal theories, but also in presenting multifaceted strategies and damages modeling to ensure favorable results. For example, in leading a nationwide class action related to a data breach that exposed the confidential information of nearly 300 million individuals, Amy worked with her team to develop an argument recognized by the trial court that the loss of someone’s personal information, alone, could trigger financial liability. In another matter, Amy defended her team’s victory all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, ensuring that consumers would be able to band together as a class when a company defrauds them for small amounts individually that are worth millions of dollars in the aggregate.

Amy is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a two-time chair of the Chicago Bar Association Class Action Committee, where she gave a number of presentations on topics impacting large‐scale consumer class actions, including presentations on emerging legal issues in privacy cases.  Ms. Keller is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” and is a board member and Executive Committee member of Public Justice, a not‐for‐profit legal advocacy organization. She is also a member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11, which focuses on advancing the law on issues surrounding technology, privacy, artificial intelligence, and data security, and she is also on drafting teams for both Model Data Breach Notification Principles and Statutory Remedies and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Amy is the Data Breach and Cybersecurity Practice Group Committee Chair for the American Association for Justice and previously served on the Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Advisory Board for Law360, where she brought plaintiff counsel’s perspective to the publication’s analysis of technology lawsuits.

Amy recognizes that her civic responsibilities extend beyond her profession and is active in not-for-profit organizations in her community. She is on the production team and is a writer and dancer for the Chicago Bar Association’s annual Bar Show, now in its 97th year. She is a past president and now Preservation Committee Chair of the Chicago Art Deco Society, where she has been recognized by the City of Chicago and Landmarks Illinois for her leadership in landmark preservation efforts and grassroots community advocacy.

 

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Education

The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (n/k/a The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law)

University of Michigan, B.A.

Hear From Amy


Education

The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (n/k/a The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law)

University of Michigan, B.A.