Kevin Ranlett is a partner in the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate and Consumer Litigation & Class Actions practices. He has defended businesses in dozens of complex class and representative actions in state and federal courts across the country and before the American Arbitration Association. In addition to drafting critical trial motions, Kevin has a substantial appellate practice. He has written merits or amicus briefs in appeals involving issues of class certification, arbitration, securities law, federal preemption, the Alien Tort Statute, punitive damages, and employment discrimination. He also advises businesses in drafting and enforcing consumer and employee arbitration agreements.
Kevin is a co-editor of Class Defense
, the firm’s blog on key issues affecting class action law and policy. He also has served as a Professional Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School, where he taught advanced appellate advocacy.
Before joining Mayer Brown in 2005, Kevin clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.