Amy L. Lenz

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Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Amy Lenz concentrates her practice on consumer and employment class actions, with an emphasis on consumer privacy cases. Amy regularly represents businesses in putative class actions involving federal statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Amy also represents businesses in state court where consumer data is at issue including under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the California Consumer Privacy Act, the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) and other state consumer statutes. Amy provides cost effective solutions and guides her clients through the increasingly complex issues they face in a digital world.

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  • Represented clients in more than 10 putative class actions alleging violations of the FCRA based on consumer reports compiled for rental applications.
  • Successfully obtained plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of putative class claims at motion to dismiss stage in case alleging New York Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims based on the alleged collection of consumer’s biometric information.
  • Drafted numerous pleadings, dispositive motions, discovery motions and discovery requests for healthcare, banking, securities, commercial landlord-tenant and general commercial clients in state and federal courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration.
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Experience

  • Represented clients in more than 10 putative class actions alleging violations of the FCRA based on consumer reports compiled for rental applications.
  • Successfully obtained plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of putative class claims at motion to dismiss stage in case alleging New York Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims based on the alleged collection of consumer’s biometric information.
  • Drafted numerous pleadings, dispositive motions, discovery motions and discovery requests for healthcare, banking, securities, commercial landlord-tenant and general commercial clients in state and federal courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration.
  • Performed large document review projects using document knowledge and management software.
  • Analyzed law and drafted memoranda on insurance coverage issues related to business interruption coverage, virus exclusions, insurer’s duty to defend and duty to indemnify.
  • Performed direct and cross-examinations in state court, arbitration and administrative hearings.
  • Developed case theories for registered securities firm client in arbitrations before FINRA.
  • Secured a Seventh Circuit win on the briefs for a commercial landlord-tenant dispute involving claims of tortious interference.
  • Negotiated settlements in shareholder and employment termination disputes.
  • Successfully defended a pharmacy benefits manager in an emergency preliminary injunction hearing in arbitration.
  • Argued a motion to compel in federal court on a dispute over the production of documents in a §1984 prisoner civil rights case.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • CARPLS Professionals
    • Board Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented plaintiff class in a federal prisoner rights class action challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s parole system as applied to juveniles sentenced to life.
  • Assisted an inmate on death row with a habeas corpus petition.
  • Represented minors as guardian ad litem for Cook County Circuit Court.

Prior Positions

  • Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS): Public Interest Law Initiative Intern (2019)
  • The Honorable Raymond Mitchell, Cook County Circuit Court Law Division: Judicial Intern (2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2019, magna cum laude; Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 49; Editor-at-Large, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 50; Women's Law Society; Public Interest Law Society
  • B.A., The University of Arizona, 2016, cum laude