Chicago, January 16, 2020 – DiCello Levitt Gutzler is proud to announce that partner and technology practice chair, Amy E. Keller has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI).
As one of ALI’s youngest ever elected members, Amy’s election fulfills one of ALI’s key stated goals of increasing diversity within its membership and increasing the plaintiffs’ perspective in its incoming class. Amy has built a reputation as a rising star in consumer privacy and data breach litigation and is already one of the most well-respected class action litigators in the country.
Recognized as a “trailblazer” for her work in creating novel theories of liability and damages in complex, multidistrict litigation, Amy has successfully litigated a broad range of product liability, data privacy, design defect, and consumer cases in courts across the country. Perhaps most notably, as the youngest female attorney ever appointed to co-lead a nationwide, multidistrict class action, she recently helped secure a landmark settlement in excess of $1 billion on behalf of nearly 150 million consumers whose data was compromised in Equifax’s massive 2017 data breach.
Similarly, Amy serves as co-lead counsel in the ongoing privacy litigation against Marriott impacting over 300 million consumers, and is also serving as co-lead counsel in another nationwide multidistrict litigation where patients’ medical information was exposed. She also maintains a leadership position in the pending, international class action against Apple related to unauthorized “throttling” of iPhones.
“I am honored that ALI’s membership committee elected me to its esteemed ranks,” Amy said. “As an attorney, I have the privilege of being able to fight for changes in the law that benefit workers, consumers, and small businesses. I believe that my involvement with ALI will enable me to continue pushing for positive change in the legal system to fight inequities.”
Amy joins firm co-founding partner Adam J. Levitt who was elected to ALI in 2004.
“We are honored that ALI’s Membership Committee chose to elect Amy to such a distinguished class at the American Law Institute. Our firm encourages and promotes the involvement of our younger partners in framing the future of the practice, and we can think of no better way to advance the law than involving the attorneys who actively litigate and lead these cases to have a role in reforming it,” said Adam.
ALI is an independent, nonprofit organization that publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that help promote and modernize the law in the courts and legislatures and promote the better administration of justice, as well as in legal education. ALI’s membership is a distinct professional honor limited to 3,000 elected members nationwide, in addition to life, honorary, and ex officio members.
View this year’s newly elected ALI members here.
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DiCello Levitt is a different kind of law firm, one that combines excellence in commercial litigation, class action litigation, mass tort litigation, catastrophic injury litigation, medical malpractice litigation, civil rights litigation, and labor and employment law. Practicing nationwide and internationally from offices in Chicago, Cleveland, New York and St. Louis we are an aggressive, attentive, and creative firm whose work speaks for itself, billions of dollars in recoveries in some of the highest-profile matters in U.S. history. Revered by clients and respected by defense counsel, our team gets results.