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GRSM Consumer & Class Action Insight

This blog will track legal developments in the consumer law space, covering various statutes and legal authority, as well as industry trends.

We’ll discuss key rulings under the:

  • FCRA;
  • FDCPA;
  • TCPA; and
  • Various state and common laws.

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is a nationwide leader in the defense of such claims. We have been at the forefront of key pro-defense legal outcomes from dismissal to summary judgment to defense verdicts at trial. Additionally, we have a robust appeals division that successfully maintains successful rulings and obtains buy-in from higher courts.

We are not only successful litigators in this space, but assist clients with avoiding litigation altogether through counseling in compliance matters.


abakaneAvanti Bakane has global perspective that allows for understanding of diverse viewpoints and the value of her clients’ time. Publicly traded and smaller companies alike retain Ms. Bakane in areas such as complex class action, antitrust, breach of contract, and general commercial litigation with a focus upon consumer class action defense. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and co-chair of the firm’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Security group, Ms. Bakane’s practice consists of representing businesses and creative professionals in software and e-commerce development, data privacy, data loss, licensing, and copyright infringement disputes. Additionally, Ms. Bakane has experience representing clients in the cannabis space. With experience in federal and state courts across the country, she is a key asset in pre-suit negotiations, litigation, and compliance. She understands the importance of responsiveness, efficiency, and effective results to her clients.

tblatchleyThomas Blatchley represents a variety of clients in nationwide complex litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on litigation matters concerning insurance defense and coverage, business/commercial disputes, bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure, intellectual property matters, employment practices liability, professional liability, products liability, consumer defense, and environmental and land use. Mr. Blatchley frequently defends nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and unfair competition statutes, including, just as some examples, the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).