Bonnie Keane DelGobbo

Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Bonnie DelGobbo concentrates her practice on consumer and employment class actions. She also advises clients on strategies for complying with federal and state laws governing the relationship between businesses and their employees or consumers, as well as strategies for minimizing the risk of facing potential class action liability. Bonnie approaches all cases proactively with her clients’ ultimate goals in mind and focuses on delivering results that will advance not only their legal objectives, but also their business goals.

Before entering private practice, Bonnie worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, during which time she drafted bench memoranda and proposed opinions for civil and criminal matters.

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  • Representing retail and restaurant clients in class and collective actions alleging employee misclassification, off-the-clock claims and tip credit claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various state wage and hour laws.

  • Defeated class certification in putative nationwide class action alleging retailer violated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to ensure adequate spacing between merchandise racks. Interlocutory review was denied.

  • Secured dismissal with prejudice of putative nationwide class action against retail client alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations during employment background checks.

  • Successfully obtained plaintiff’s voluntary abandonment of putative class claims at motion to dismiss stage in case alleging Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) violations based on inclusion of credit card expiration dates on documents provided to customers, limiting case to single-plaintiff claims.

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Experience

  • Representing retail and restaurant clients in class and collective actions alleging employee misclassification, off-the-clock claims and tip credit claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various state wage and hour laws.

  • Defeated class certification in putative nationwide class action alleging retailer violated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to ensure adequate spacing between merchandise racks. Interlocutory review was denied.

  • Secured dismissal with prejudice of putative nationwide class action against retail client alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations during employment background checks.

  • Successfully obtained plaintiff’s voluntary abandonment of putative class claims at motion to dismiss stage in case alleging Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) violations based on inclusion of credit card expiration dates on documents provided to customers, limiting case to single-plaintiff claims.

  • Secured, based on motion to dismiss, plaintiffs’ voluntary abandonment of putative class claims against retailers in cases alleging violation of state consumer protection law. Cases settled on individual basis for nominal amounts.

  • Successfully represented national staffing company in resolving putative nationwide class action under the FCRA.

  • Assisted in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case, handling the bulk of briefing at the district court level. Researched and drafted a motion to deny class certification, and a Seventh Circuit brief opposing Rule 23(f) appeal. Defeated class certification, and interlocutory review was denied.

  • Drafted a Seventh Circuit brief for a public client, defending a district court's finding of no state action during the preliminary injunction phase of a Fourth Amendment case.

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of breach of contract and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage claims against retail client.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • Washington University Club of Chicago
  • Valpo Club of Chicago
  • Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law

Pro Bono

  • Performed pretrial research and drafting work for a special prosecution team that secured a guilty plea in Matter of the Death of David Koschman

Prior Positions

  • Winston & Strawn LLP: Associate (2013 to 2015)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2012 to 2013)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2012, magna cum laude; Notes Editor, Washington University Law Review; Scholar in Law Award; Public Service Project Participant with highest distinction
  • B.A., American Studies and Spanish, Valparaiso University, 2009, summa cum laude