Amy Keller has experience successfully litigating a variety of complex litigation cases in leadership positions across the country. Serving as DiCello Levitt Gutzler’s technology practice chair, she litigates a wide variety of cases, including data security and privacy, human trafficking, financial fraud, and product liability litigation.
In an indication of the respect she enjoys among the judiciary and her peers, Amy serves in a number of leadership positions in cases across the country. After she became the youngest woman appointed to lead a nationwide class action against Equifax related to its 2017 data breach, she worked to secure a settlement of $1.5 billion against the credit reporting giant. At the final approval hearing, her co-counsel Kenneth Canfield—a well-respected litigator from Atlanta—told the judge, “Ms. Keller has done more than carry her own weight. She’s done the same job as a lawyer who’s nearly twice her age, and in many ways she’s done it better.”
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 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 of the way to the United States Supreme Court, ensuring that consumers would still be able to band together when a company defrauds them for small amounts individually that are millions of dollars in the aggregate.
Understanding that her professional trade and its mission are not limited to the bottom line, Amy volunteers through a number of academic and cultural missions. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, President of the Chicago Art Deco Society, and serves on the Sedona Conference’s working group on privacy and data security. She is also passionate about the environment, privacy, and access to the courts—working collaboratively with other attorneys as a board and Executive Committee member of the Public Justice Foundation. Her latest project involved drafting an amicus brief to the California Supreme Court on the preservation of fundamental privacy rights.
Updated Aug 2021