Overview

Molly McGinley is a litigation attorney concentrating her practice in commercial litigation with a focus on complex litigation, including class action defense and derivative litigation. She represents a broad range of clients ranging from small private companies to global public companies in a variety of industries, including energy, healthcare, digital health, technology, automotive, food and beverage and financial services. Molly's class action experience includes representing clients nationally in actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and other similar state laws, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and consumer fraud statutes.  In addition to her litigation work, Molly frequently advises client with respect to compliance with telemarketing and biometric privacy laws. Molly also has experience representing publicly held corporations in complex securities derivative and class action lawsuits in various jurisdictions.  Molly’s recent thought leadership includes speaking and writing on various topics including biometric privacy, telemarketing regulation and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) class action securities litigation. 

Molly holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential given by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 

Services

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of healthcare client in putative class action under the TCPA and successfully arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Defending client in putative BIPA class action, dubbed a BIPA case that “Moved The Needle In 2020,” involving issues of first impression on before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Obtaining dismissal with prejudice of class action complaint alleging consumer fraud and breach of warranty claims against retailer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Defending auto parts manufacturer in consumer fraud act class action involving statements appearing on packaging and in marking materials.
  • Defending clients in securities class actions asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Defending auto parts manufacturer in litigation regarding long-term supply contracts disputes with other parts suppliers.

Prior Experience

  • K&L Gates LLP, Partner, 2014-2022; Associate, 2009 - 2014
  • Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP, Associate, 2006-2009

Clerkships

  • Honorable Mary Anne Mason, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Law Clerk, August 2005 - August 2006

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

Awards

Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting, and Law,” 2021

Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Women in Law,” 2020

Law Bulletin Media

  • Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, 2017 - 2022
  • Emerging Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, 2015 - 2016

Professional & Community Involvement

Big Careers Little Kids, Advisory Board

News & Insights

Press Releases

Publications

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