Livia Kiser is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in consumer protection matters. She serves as the co-chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Health and Wellness Marketing Compliance Task Force. Ms. Kiser has successfully defended numerous clients in the automotive, financial, retail, health, food and other industries in jurisdictions across the country against allegations of consumer fraud, false labeling, false advertising, breach of warranty, and other claims arising under state and federal law. She has extensive experience at every stage of litigation, including removal, transfer and consolidation, fact and expert discovery, defeating class certification, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, and trial and appellate practice.
In the automotive industry, Ms. Kiser routinely represents domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers and distributors in disputes arising under consumer protection statutes and other laws. She has a wealth of experience defending class action lawsuits in which false and misleading advertising and other deceptive consumer practices arising from purported vehicle defects and/or deficiencies are alleged.
Ms. Kiser routinely appears in state and federal tribunals and before arbitration panels and administrative hearing officers throughout the United States, including the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. She also has represented companies before numerous state and federal agencies.
Ms. Kiser counsels clients on best consumer practices in order to minimize litigation risk, particularly with respect to advertising, product labeling, special promotions, privacy and appropriate consumer disclosures. Ms. Kiser’s experience extends to advising companies on state and federal regulatory compliance, including regulations promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ms. Kiser also has considerable experience counseling franchisors in the automobile and retail space concerning applicable laws, best practices and other commercial franchising matters. She also has successfully defended franchisors sued in litigation brought by franchisees.
In addition to her commercial practice, Ms. Kiser is committed to pro bono and bar service. In her pro bono practice, she has focused primarily on children seeking asylum in the U.S. and those requiring special education services in schools. As a result of her work, new law has been developed in these areas.
As part of her bar service, Ms. Kiser recently served on a committee of the American Bar Association to review and provide comment on the proposed consumer protection law for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.