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Brian D. Straw is an associate in the Litigation Practice of the firm’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on consumer class actions, commercial and business litigation, financial services and securities litigation. Within the consumer class action space Brian defends companies against false advertising claims including challenges to nutrition, origin and utility labeling under the Lanham Act and other state consumer protection statutes. Brian also has a wealth of experience defending officers, directors, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and public issuers against related investor class-actions, FINRA and financial services litigation for clients.

In addition to the above Brian maintains an active sports law practice representing institutions, coaches, and student athletes on issues surrounding athletic eligibility, national letters of intent, student-athlete transfers, and compliance issues. Brian played an active role defending Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions LLC in a multidistrict litigation proceeding stemming from the Mayweather/Pacquiao boxing match.

In a recent decision by Judge Thomas M. Durkin of the Northern District of Illinois, the Court recognized an important distinction for Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (ICFA) claims between a
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