Colin Wexler is a principal in the firm's Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including product liability, consumer class actions, intellectual property, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, insurance coverage work for policyholders, as well as claims based on both the federal and state false claims acts. Mr. Wexler's practice has also included counseling clients on legal issues confronting licensed real estate brokers, including advising clients on the real estate brokerage laws in all 50 states.
Mr. Wexler's recent experience defending class actions includes numerous successful defenses of claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA). Mr. Wexler's consistent and repetitive defense of class actions under these statutes keeps him up-to-date on the developing and always shifting body of class action decisions.
Mr. Wexler's extensive experience litigating insurance coverage issues for policyholders in high-stakes disputes include successful resolution of cases for Fortune 500 companies in which hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance coverage are at stake.
Mr. Wexler has also been involved in the defense of numerous product liability and premises liability actions and litigated complex licensing agreements, as well as claims under the Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
Mr. Wexler is a former law clerk to the Honorable Charles P. Sifton, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. He is admitted to practice in Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Wexler received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1999, where he served as contributing editor and associate editor of the Michigan Law Review. He received his B.A. in political science from Yale University in 1995.
- University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1999
- Yale University, B.A. in political science, 1995
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois