Becca Wahlquist, retail and client class motion lawyer joins the Kelley Drye litigation staff
THE ANGEL, March 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced today Becca Wahlquist joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. Based in The angelBecca expands the law firm’s process competence in California and in its core competencies.
Becca is known nationwide for defending cases covered by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other consumer protection laws. The company has an extensive, complex trade litigation practice defending Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in federal and state courts across the country. She specializes in class action defense and works in the areas of appeals, contractual and commercial criminal disputes, and commercial and appeal proceedings.
Becca has represented major American corporations as lead counsel in defending individual and alleged class-wide TCPA claims, including companies in the banking and finance, manufacturing, satellite and cable, insurance, mortgage, restaurant, retail, automotive and real estate industries.
“We are pleased to welcome Becca to the company,” he said Michael Lynch, Chairman of the Kelley Drye Litigation Practice Group. “Becca is an intellectual force with years of experience in trade disputes across the country. She will deepen our litigation bank California and be an invaluable resource for customers facing complex class action lawsuits. “
Becca is a frequent commentator on various legal issues and has testified on behalf of the US Chamber of Commerce before the Senate Commerce Committee and a subcommittee on Justice of the House about the impact of the TCPA on American businesses. She is also known for her pro bono work, including a twelve year appeal for one Alabama Death row inmates. After her final hearing in the Alabama Supreme Court, a 7-2 decision was reached that found that her client was eligible for a new trial June 2019Her client has been released from prison.
“I’ve worked with a team of for many years Kelley Drye Attorneys representing a co-defendant in a multi-district class action lawsuit and I have been very impressed with their work ethic and the quality of their advocacy, “said Becca.” I look forward to joining a team that has a wealth of experience in complex class actions and the ability to work together Kelley Dryes first class lawyers. “
Becca received her JD cum laude from New York University Law Schooland she has a Masters in Literature from UCLAas well as a Masters in Literature from Brigham Young University. Becca received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in English from Brigham Young University. She received the California Lawyer of the Year Award 2008 from California Lawyer.
Becca is a member of the California Lawyer and is admitted to practice California State and federal courts, and various U.S. appeals courts.
For more than 180 years, leading companies around the world have relied on it Kelley Drye Litigation attorneys to guide you through the toughest business litigation. Litigation partners are all court-examined litigators who have tried significant and challenging cases in federal and state courts, arbitration courts and administrative authorities across the country.
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Founded in 1836, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is home to qualified practitioners in the fields of litigation, commerce, regulation, government relations, real estate, corporate and more. A powerhouse at the heart of a boutique, the firm’s lawyers provide legal advice that is carefully tied to their clients’ business strategies. The company’s recent awards include: Appointment to BTI “Client Service A-Team”; Recognized by CLOC for Legal Innovation and Design Excellence in Legal Operations; Chambers USA identified seven areas of activity as “leaders in their field”; Law360 named the Consumer Protection Practice Group Group of the Year. and Kelley Drye was named one of America’s “Best Law Firms” by US News & World Report, with a national “Tier 1” ranking in communications, environmental law, environmental disputes, information technology, trusts & estates, and real estate. www.kelleydrye.com
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