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Los Angeles, CA
Christine M. Reilly is a partner in Loeb & Loeb’s Consumer Protection Defense Department and is a trial lawyer representing clients in major litigation in a wide variety of areas, including consumer protection, unfair competition, false and deceptive advertising, business torts, and entertainment and intellectual property. Ms. Reilly regularly defends clients in consumer protection class actions and investigations and proceedings initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and other federal and state government and regulatory agencies.
Ms. Reilly has experience defending consumer class and regulatory actions alleging violations of various state and federal laws, including but not limited to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, California False Advertising Law (Business & Professions Code §17500), California Unfair Competition Law (Business & Professions Code §17200), California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, California Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Rosenthal Act), California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), and California Penal Code § 327 (endless chain/pyramid scheme).
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Reilly regularly counsels clients on marketing and advertising issues and compliance with consumer laws. She has represented companies in a variety of industries and service sectors, including sales and marketing, advertising, wireless/mobile, Internet, lead generation, manufacturing and electrical, software, telecommunications, television, music and entertainment, legal services, automotive parts and services, dietary supplement, food, and health and beauty.
Ms. Reilly serves as a volunteer prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office under the Los Angeles County Bar’s Trial Advocacy Program.
Prior Work Experience
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb, Ms. Reilly was an associate at Reed Smith LLP. Upon graduation from Boalt Hall, Ms. Reilly was a law clerk to the Honorable Nora M. Manella, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2003-2004) and to the Honorable Helen Gillmor, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (2002-2003). Ms. Reilly also served as a Field Examiner for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2, New York prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree.
Defended a national advertising and digital communications agency in a putative class action alleging that a text message recruiting campaign that the agency undertook on behalf of its client, the U.S. Navy, violated the TCPA. Obtained summary judgment ruling in favor of client on the basis that the agency enjoyed derivative sovereign immunity for acts undertaken on the Navy’s behalf.
Defended global device manufacturer in four consumer class actions alleging that Carrier IQ’s “rootkit” software is surreptitiously installed on cellular phones and monitors activity without consumer knowledge or consent. Successfully achieved dismissal in all lawsuits prior to the filing of a consolidated amended complaint in the multidistrict litigation case.
Represented software company and its officers before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal on order granting summary judgment to the Federal Trade Commission under Section 5 of the FTC Act with respect to clients’ Internet check creation software.
Defended Internet marketers and their officers in federal contempt case alleging certain aspects of clients' Internet marketing business violated settlement agreement entered into with the Federal Trade Commission pursuant to Section 5 of the FTC Act.
Represented Internet marketers and their officers before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal on contempt order holding clients in contempt of a federal court order and awarding civil compensatory sanctions.
Defended Internet marketers and their officers in putative class actions alleging that clients intercepted consumer data and authorized debit transactions without consumer consent or knowledge in violation of federal and state law.
Defended national arbitration provider in action brought by the City of San Francisco alleging client's consumer arbitration business violated California's Unfair Competition Law.
Defended wireless carrier in putative class action alleging false and misleading advertising related to its product warranties for mobile devices.
- Author, They’re Here: The FCC’s New Regulations Under the TCPA — Now What?, ACC Docket (October 25, 2013)
- Speaker, TCPA Workshop at the Financial Services Collections + Operational Risk Conference (October 21-23, 2013)
- Speaker, Complying with the FCC's New TCPA Regulations Webinar (October 10, 2013)
- Author, The New Written Consent Requirements for Telemarketing Calls under the TCPA Go into Effect on October 16, 2013—Are You Ready? (October 2013)
- Speaker, Hot Developments with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (September 25, 2013)
- Speaker, Are You Ready for the Changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Going Into Effect in October 2013? (September 18, 2013)
- Author, Hold the Phone: Dramatic Increase in California "Illegal Recording" Class Actions (August 2013)
- Co-author, Power of Arbitration Agreements In TCPA Class Actions, Law360 (August 6, 2013)
- Discussion Leader, Telephone Consumer Protection Act Defense Forum, LinkedIn
- KnowledgeNet Chair, Los Angeles, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Consumer Protection, Privacy and Information Security, and Private Advertising Litigation Committees
- Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, ILR Alumni Association (School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University)
- Member, Broads Circle
- Blogger, The Secure Times, Privacy & Information Security Committee, American Bar Association
- Named in The Legal 500 US in Technology: Data Protection and Privacy, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2013 edition)
- Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine (2013)
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 2002,
Moot Court Oralist Award; American Jurisprudence Award for Evidence Advocacy; General S.K. Yee Scholarship recipient; Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law; Member, California Law Review
Cornell University, B.S., 1997,
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii