Adam W.Wiers

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.4078

Adam Wiers is a litigator who acts as lead counsel defending clients around the country in large class action litigation, primarily cases brought under federal regulatory statutes or product liability actions. He also regularly represents manufacturing clients in supplier and other contract disputes.

In particular, Adam acts as lead counsel for Experian in class actions filed throughout the United States. His record of success is high, prevailing on numerous dispositive motions over the last few years. He also has success on the appellate level, recently prevailing on cases he argued in front of the Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, with each publishing important precedential orders. Adam's work in this area includes a focus on so-called "no injury" classes applying the Supreme Court's recent decision in Spokeo.

In addition, Adam has acted as lead defense counsel in scores of product liability cases brought against manufacturing clients in various industries and also regularly represents these companies in supplier disputes and other contentious breach of contract actions. Adam has extensive deposition experience, and he has deposed more than 100 witnesses, including plaintiffs and experts of various stripes. He has also negotiated settlements in difficult cases including delicate supplier actions where preservation of an ongoing working relationship is critical.

Adam dedicates significant time to pro bono work. One of his asylum victories was featured on the front page of the Chicago Sun-Times and on CBS's "Nightly News."

Experience

  • Experian secures affirmance of dismissals of FCRA claims surrounding legal question of debt ownershipJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. ("Experian") in consolidated appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, seeking affirmance of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois' dismissals of several plaintiffs' claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA").
  • Major appliance manufacturer defends product liability action relating to residential tower fireJones Day is representing a major appliance manufacturer in a product liability action relating to a residential tower fire.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict in Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuitOn March 27, 2019, following nearly four weeks of trial, a jury in state court in Dedham, Massachusetts returned a defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, in a wrongful death case.
  • Experian secures appellate victory against putative class actionJones Day won an appellate victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed summary judgment for Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a putative class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq.
  • Experian secures dismissal of data privacy putative class for lack of Article III Standing after completion of discoveryJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) in a putative class action brought in the Northern District of Illinois alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) based on the alleged disclosure of a prescreen list containing the credit information of thousands of consumers to an entity without permissible purpose.
  • Experian secures summary judgment in lawsuit challenging adequacy of credit reporting systemJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a case brought in the Eastern District of Kentucky alleging liability under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).
  • Major appliance manufacturer defends putative nationwide class action alleging design defects in dryersJones Day is serving as lead counsel in defense of a putative nationwide class action alleging that certain dryers manufactured by a major appliance manufacturer include a design defect.
  • Experian obtains summary judgment in purported class action alleging violation of Fair Credit Reporting Act based on reporting of payday loansJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) obtained a complete victory on summary judgment against a plaintiff purporting to represent a nationwide putative class alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681e(b), based on Experian’s reporting of payday loans that Plaintiff contended were unlawful.
  • Experian wins dismissal with prejudice of all claims arising out of allegations that child support obligations were reporting inaccuratelyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice of a putative class action brought by a plaintiff who alleged that his child support obligations were reporting inaccurately.
  • Experian obtains summary judgment in lawsuit alleging agent error leading to inaccurate reporting of consumer bankruptcyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) obtained a complete victory on summary judgment against a plaintiff alleging that Experian had inaccurately reported the facts of her Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Experian wins summary judgment and dismissal with prejudice of all allegations that it inaccurately reported consumer bankruptcyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions obtained through summary judgment dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought against it by a consumer alleging that Experian was not accurately reporting the facts of her Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Experian obtains summary judgment in lawsuit alleging inaccurate reporting of consumer bankruptcyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) obtained a complete victory on summary judgment against a plaintiff alleging that Experian had inaccurately reported the facts of his Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Experian wins summary judgment and award of attorney's fees after court finds case filed in bad faithJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. obtained a complete win at summary judgment against a plaintiff who brought allegations that several mortgage accounts were reporting inaccurately following his Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Experian wins dismissal with prejudice of all allegations that it inaccurately reported consumer bankruptcyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought against it by a consumer alleging that Experian was not accurately reporting the facts of her Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Experian wins partial summary judgmentJones Day won partial summary judgment for Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in an action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq., and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act, Cal. Civ. Code Section 1785.1 et seq.
  • Experian resolves putative class action lawsuit over permissible purpose provision of FCRAJones Day represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a putative data privacy class action brought by plaintiffs attempting to certify a class of more than 100 million consumers.
  • Experian resolves putative class action over misuse of sensitive credit data by debt relief businessJones Day represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a putative data privacy class action brought by consumers alleging that Experian failed to take proper precautions to safeguard their personal credit data from an individual in Florida who had engaged in a massive fraud.
  • Experian wins Seventh Circuit appeal affirming summary judgment in putative class actionOn June 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment on all Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") claims in favor of Jones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. ("Experian"), holding that Experian's procedures in reporting a dismissed Chapter 13 bankruptcy are reasonable as a matter of law.
  • Experian wins dismissal in putative class actionOn August 4, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed all claims against Jones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. ("Experian").
  • International retailer obtains complete dismissal of putative class action before state Supreme CourtJones Day represented an international retailer in a putative class action brought by third party administrators of health and welfare plans.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 2, 2016
      Spokeo and the Future of Class Litigation
    • April 28, 2015
      Recent Developments in Data Privacy and FCRA Litigation, 20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute Seminar
    • June 12, 2014
      Trends in Privacy and Security Risks: What You Need to Know Now, JD MCLE Academy