Women in Law 2023


DEBRA BOGO-ERNST PARTNER Willkie Farr & Gallagher

D ebra Bogo-Ernst is a partner in Willkie’s Litigation Department and Chair of the Class Action Litigation Practice. She is based in Willkie’s Chicago office. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Bogo-Ernst represents a broad range of national and international organizations in class actions and other high-stakes, complex litigation in the areas of autos, financial services, insurance, privacy, products liability, and telecommunications. These cases involve the alphabet soup of statutory claims, privacy, unfair and deceptive trade practices, false advertising, safety and efficacy issues, false claims, government programs, fair housing and discrimination, civil conspiracy, and fraud-related claims. She also handles a variety of government investigations, regulatory matters, and enforcement actions involving state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Justice, and other state agencies. Ms. Bogo-Ernst often assists clients in navigating Consent Orders and other government settlements, including through

the use of independent consultants. She also defends companies in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including bet- the-company risks and business-to-business disputes, and she has significant bench and jury trial experience. Ms. Bogo-Ernst was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2023 “Who’s Who” list in the Law Section as well as a “Notable Woman in Law” in 2022. She was also named among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America in 2022 and 2023, an Illinois Leading Lawyer since 2021 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Class Actions/Mass Tort Defense Law, and Banking & Financial Institutions Law, an Illinois/ Local Litigation Star for Health Care & Securities for 2016 to 2023 by Benchmark Litigation, and a Life Sciences Star from 2016-2022 in the area of Non-IP Litigation by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group Life Sciences. She currently serves on Law360 ’s editorial advisory board for banking, and she also previously served on the editorial advisory board for product liability.



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