Debra Bogo-Ernst is a Chicago office lead for Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and is co-lead of the firm’s Consumer Class Action practice. She represents national and multinational corporations in a wide range of business sectors, with particular emphasis on the defense of commercial and consumer-based litigation in the financial services industry.
Debra has been recognized in Emerging Lawyers in the categories of Banking & Financial Institutions Law and Commercial Litigation. In 2015, Debra was selected to Law360’s Banking Editorial Advisory Board. Law360 selects “experts in the field” as board members based on their industry knowledge and insights on market trends.
Debra represents a number of financial institutions, including national banks, federal savings banks, mortgage lenders, automobile finance companies, and investment advisors and in class and individual actions across the country and serves as national and regional consumer class action defense counsel for bank clients.
Debra has successfully defended individual and class action suits arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Truth In Lending Act, Fair Housing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and various state and federal unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes.
In other general commercial matters, Debra’s work includes product liability litigation, noncompetition litigation, contract disputes, and insurance disputes. For the health care industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, Debra also has an active practice advising on various regulatory and compliance matters.
These include, for example, privacy issues under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as fraud and abuse issues under Stark and federal and state anti-kickback laws.
Debra has practiced in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office since joining the firm in 2000 and became a Partner of the firm in 2008.
- University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, cum laude
- US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- American Bar Association, Health Law Section and Litigation Section
- Law360, Banking Editorial Board
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