Chicago, Illinois 60603
Mr. Blouin is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He is Chair of the national Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group. He is an elected member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He has over 25 years of experience defending class actions filed in state and federal courts around the country. He has prepared and argued, both at the trial court and appellate court levels, numerous successful motions to dismiss false advertising and other consumer fraud class actions. He also has defeated class certification in numerous cases around the country. Mr. Blouin has extensive experience implementing and utilizing computer databases, extranets, and other litigation management technologies. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
In addition to Mr. Blouin’s experience defending class actions, he has extensive experience in state coordinated and federal multi district proceedings. For years, he represented a leading medical device manufacturer in national tort litigation. As a member of the client’s National Trial Team, Mr. Blouin played a significant role in preparing cases for trial. In addition, as National Coordinating Counsel for the client, Mr. Blouin was responsible for the day-to-day management of hundreds of cases pending around the country. He also developed a complex computer system used for case management purposes. Furthermore, as National Defense Liaison Counsel, Seyfarth attorneys, including Mr. Blouin, coordinated the efforts of numerous parties, who, in many instances, had diverse interests.
|Areas of Practice||1) Consumer Financial Services Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation and 3) Commercial Class Action Defense|
|Law School||Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1988)|
|Education||Purdue University (B.S., 1985)|
|Bar Member / Association||Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
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