Dawn M. Canty

Partner
dawn.canty@kattenlaw.com
Chicago Office
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Overview

Dawn M. Canty represents corporate clients who are the targets of regulatory enforcement actions. She has conducted investigations and defended clients against Federal Trade Commission and state attorney general actions claiming unfair or deceptive acts or practices on the part of her clients in product marketing or advertising. She has an extensive national federal court practice, routinely litigating complex commercial disputes and civil regulatory enforcement and consumer redress actions in courts across the country. Dawn also frequently assists clients in resolving complex commercial disputes, including intercreditor disputes, lender liability claims, real estate litigation, fraud and breach of contract. Her practice includes the defense of securities and consumer fraud class action litigation.  

Dawn routinely advises financial institutions, insurance companies and clients in the transportation, technology, manufacturing and communications sectors. Dawn is a counselor who attempts to avoid—rather than foster—litigation and, to that end, routinely engages in preventative business counseling of clients. She has engaged extensively in mediation and unique pre-litigation dispute resolution techniques. When negotiations fail, however, Dawn is a fierce advocate who has proven consistent in courtroom success.

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Recognition

Super Lawyers, 2010–2014

Education

  • JD, University of Michigan Law School
  • AB, The University of Chicago

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Recognition

2010–2014
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association, former Illinois State Liaison; former chair, Membership Subcommittee, Class Action and Derivative Suit Committee
  • Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois
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