Rusty Perdew litigates complex commercial, class action, and tort cases in jurisdictions across the country.
Rusty represents clients in numerous, typically consumer-facing, industries, with a specific focus on the financial services industry, and product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Rusty aggressively defends his clients in class action and high-exposure individual cases alleging violation of state consumer-fraud or deceptive-trade-practice statutes, common-law fraud, and breach of contract, as well as personal injury claims sounding in negligence and strict liability.
Rusty frequently defends financial services companies, including residential mortgage lenders and servicers, in cases alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA and FACTA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), federal and state False Claims Acts (qui tam cases), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules, and state consumer protection statutes. Rusty also closely follows and writes on legal developments involving statutes creating class-action liability for companies, including the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)
Rusty protects clients’ valuable trade-secret information by initiating litigation and mandatory arbitrations and obtaining emergency injunctions to prevent the dissemination and illegal use of proprietary information.