Chicago Chapter

Downtown Lunch CLE - Money for Nothing: Preventing and defending class actions seeking statutory damages for technical violations of the law


Petterino’s, 50 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Theater Parking at 181 N. Dearborn discounted with voucher available at program (max of 3 hours).


In recent years, the number of “no-injury” class actions for statutory damages filed has increased significantly.  These class actions are filed based on technical violations of statutes that require companies to comply with certain procedures.  The claims brought in these cases often do not involve any harm to the plaintiff that traditionally would have been recognized as an injury.  Examples include certain claims based on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.  A moderated panel of experienced outside and in-house counsel will describe the state of the law with respect to no-injury class actions for statutory damages.  The discussion will explain several widespread statutory no-injury claims and available defenses; describe compliance and risk management strategies for avoiding such claims in the first place; and identify litigation trends and common tactical issues.


Anna S. Knight, J.D., Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Camila Tobon, J.D., Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Patrick Castle, J.D., Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Matthew Wolfe, J.D., Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Jacob Harrell, J.D., Senior Counsel, Global Privacy, AbbVie

Jessica Nolan, J.D., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, PLZ Aeroscience Corporation


11:45 am: Registration & networking
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm: Presentation
1:15 pm: Q&A

Online Registration Preferred:  To set up your ACC Chicago registration account, please follow the site instructions as a "New User" upon your first visit.  You will receive a confirmation at the end of your registration process.


Credits: One hour of Illinois MCLE Credit including .5 hour Professional Responsibility credit
State: Illinois
Category: General and Professional Responsibility Credit


Chapter Administrator, Lisa Carreras
Phone: 815-464-8336
Fax: 815-464-8334


Attendance is complimentary, but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

Sponsored By:

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

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