Jennifer M. Keas

Jennifer M. Keas is senior counsel and a litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Consumer Financial Services, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Distribution & Franchise Practices.

As a member of the Litigation Department, Ms. Keas has experience assisting Foley’s clients with a broad range of litigation, trial, and appellate matters, including:

Class action defense in matters pending before state and federal courts
Defense of claims filed under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA) and related federal and state unfair trade practice and consumer protection laws
Multidistrict settlement in a series of class action lawsuits in the consumer protection arena
Defense of claims filed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Preparing briefs for matters before appellate courts in the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits and an amicus brief in a RESPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court

Ms. Keas has also assisted defendants and plaintiffs in telecommunications, franchise, breach of contract, antitrust, labor and employment, and bankruptcy disputes.

As part of Foley’s Consumer Financial Services Practice, Ms. Keas regularly advises clients on issues and regulations arising under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and other federal and state unfair trade practice and consumer protection laws. This includes projects such as assisting clients with internal investigations and to review or develop internal company procedures.

Ms. Keas has provided representation before a variety of administrative agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Justice.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 2) Consumer Financial Services and 3) Distribution & Franchise
Law School University of Wisconsin Law School
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Wisconsin
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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