Kathleen Taylor Sooy

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

Kathleen Taylor Sooy

Kathleen Taylor Sooy

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

Biography

Kathleen Taylor Sooy is national chair of Crowell & Moring's Class Action Litigation Practice. Kathleen is also a member of the firm's Management Board and Executive Committee.

Kathleen focuses her practice on national litigation, acting as national counsel to companies in commercial, health care, and product liability litigation. Clients look to Kathleen for her experience in class action litigation, both in the United States and Canada, as well as in multidistrict litigation and other complex litigation. Kathleen's experience also includes coordination of strategies in the litigation, government relations and public relations arenas when industries are under attack or need crisis management for addressing high-profile issues. Kathleen handles significant RICO litigation, including federal appellate practice.

Kathleen also acts as an account manager for the firm's work as a DuPont primary law firm and in March 2004 became the fourth lawyer inducted into DuPont Legal's Leaders Circle.

Kathleen was recognized and ranked by Chambers USA (2011-2015) as a leading lawyer in general commercial litigation and lauded by clients for her "bright and innovative ways" and "extensive knowledge of the legal doctrines" and as "unflappable with a positive can-do attitude."

Recent matters include:

* Representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in MDL national and statewide class actions asserting antitrust claims.
* Representing AT&T in MDL consumer class action litigation involving iPhones, iPads, and iPhones 4.
* Representing coal companies in class actions alleging global warming.
* Representing Peabody in cases alleging global warming.
* Representing DuPont in national class action litigation involving polymer products.
* Representing REHAU in class action litigation involving plumbing systems.
* Representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in MDL national and statewide class actions involving payment practices.
* Representing WellPoint in class actions over autism claims and other payment practices.
* Representing Magellan in class actions over eating disorder claims.

Kathleen is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia, as well as the United States Supreme Court and many federal district and appellate courts.

When she is not practicing law, Kathleen reads, cooks, hits the beach and hangs out with her family of three children and two dogs.

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Former Manager, Corporate Strategy at eBay, Inc.

eBay, Inc. operates as a commerce company, which engages in the provision of investments and acquisitions to help enable commerce on platforms for buyers and sellers online or on mobile devices. It operates throught the following platforms: Marketplace, Classifieds and StubHub. The Marketplace platform include online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, its localized counterparts and the eBay mobile apps. The Classified platform focuses in collection of brands such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen and others. The StubHub platform gives online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com, its localized counterparts and the StubHub mobile apps. The company was founded by Pierre M. Omidyar in September 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Manager, Product Support Operations at Facebook, Inc.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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JD
Class of 1984

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

MA in English
Class of 1979

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

BA in English
Class of 1977

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.

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Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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