- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Kenneth M. Kliebard is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm's Financial Services Litigation Group. Mr. Kliebard focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on class action matters and financial services litigation.
Mr. Kliebard devotes the majority of his practice to defending class action matters on behalf of consumer product manufacturers, consumer credit providers, financial services companies, banks, and consumer service providers. He has litigated a broad array of federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), state UDAP statutes, the Truth in Lending Act, the Credit Repair Organizations Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state privacy laws, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as issues arising under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. Some of his cases have involved novel legal issues in which Mr. Kliebard was able to obtain full dismissals, defeat class certification, or obtain favorable summary judgment outcomes.
In addition, Mr. Kliebard has litigated a wide variety of commercial and product liability matters, including matters in the financial services, computer, automotive, manufacturing, and consumer product industries. Mr. Kliebard also counsels clients on responding to data breach incidents.
Mr. Kliebard is frequently sought out to speak on pressing legal issues by major news outlets, such as CNBC (Power Lunch, On the Money, and Closing Bell), The National Law Journal, The Recorder, and Product Liability Law360, and by various trade publications. In addition, an appellate brief he authored on a case of first impression was included as an exemplar in a legal textbook published by Matthew Bender, The Question Presented: Model Appellate Briefs. Mr. Kliebard, who was listed as a "Future Star" in the 2010 edition of Benchmark Litigation, has published on topics related to computer and technology law and often speaks to bar associations and other groups on the subjects of computer crime, electronic discovery, and consumer arbitration clauses.
Mr. Kliebard earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989 and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986.Mr. Kliebard is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
- University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1989, J.D.
- University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1986, B.A.