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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.
Defending national advertising agency in putative class action alleging text message violations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
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.
- Speaker, You Make the Call: What You Should Know About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to Make Sure It Isn't the Wrong One (May 8, 2013)
- Author, Manually Dialed Telephone Calls May Violate TCPA (May 2013)
- Author, Commissioner Edith Ramirez Elevated to Chair of Federal Trade Commission (March 2013)
- Author, The Ninth Circuit Amends TCPA Opinion in Meyer v. Portfolio Recovery Associates and Provides Relief to Debt Collection Industry (January 2013)
- Author, Are You Prepared for the New TCPA Changes Effective January 14, 2013? (January 2013)
- Author, FCC Rules Texts Confirming Opt-Out Do Not Violate TCPA (December 2012)
- Author, Ninth Circuit Holds That Best Buy's "Dual Purpose" Calls Regarding Its Rewards Program Violates TCPA (November 2012)
- Author, Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of Prior Express Consent in Debt Collection Case (November 2012)
- 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
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