Lauri Mazzuchetti’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and consumer-oriented class action defense, representing clients in FTC and state attorneys general investigations and other litigation. She is a member of Kelley Drye’s executive committee and the former managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office.
Lauri advises consumer-facing businesses, including telecommunications carriers, retailers, food companies and emerging technology companies in complex class action cases in federal and state courts in a multitude of jurisdictions. She represents clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation fora. She regularly provides guidance to clients facing complex legal challenges and resolves such matters as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
As cofounder of the firm’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) practice, Lauri has defended dozens of TCPA cases and government-plaintiff suits nationally, and she routinely counsels some of the nation’s largest companies on an array of regulatory and commercial issues related to the TCPA and telemarketing issues. Most recently, Lauri won summary judgment for a multinational corporation in a multi-district TCPA class action in federal court that addressed the substantive law regarding TCPA third-party liability claims. Law360
profiled Lauri’s recent wins in TCPA and consumer fraud cases as part of their 2017 “Consumer Protection Practice Group of the Year” awards, which recognized several Kelley Drye litigation wins that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year. In the 2017 edition of Legal 500
, Lauri is noted as ‘highly rated’ and the firm’s class action team is recommended as an “excellent group exceling in class actions and mass tort litigation, with a particular niche in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases.”
Lauri’s reputation as both defense and plaintiff counsel for high-stakes claims allows her to serve not only as a formidable advocate in litigation, but also as an effective negotiator and consensus builder when swift action or settlement is preferred.
Included among the premier attorneys listed in the Privacy and Data Security, Marketing and Advertising, and Cyber Law sections of the U.S. Legal 500
, noted as a Recognized Practioner in Chambers
New Jersey Litigation sector, and listed among New Jersey’s Super Lawyers,
Lauri is dedicated to winning for her clients.
A frequent commentator on national television regarding a variety of legal issues, Lauri speaks and writes extensively on the risks and liabilities in the consumer products industry.
New Jersey Law Journal Young Lawyers Advisory Board (2014–2016), past chair
1,000 Women for Mentoring
Lauri was selected for inclusion in 2017-2019 as a leading practitioner in the Litigation: General Commercial area by Chambers USA
. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.chambersandpartners.com/methodology
In 2014, Lauri was listed in the Data Protection and Privacy and the Marketing and Advertising areas, 2017-2018 in the Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products area, and 2018 in the Cyber Law area by US Legal 500
, a Legalease Publication. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.legal500.com/assets/pages/about-us/how-it-works.html#rank
She was selected for inclusion in the 2006–2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers’
Rising Stars lists, issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html
Lauri was also selected in 2009 for inclusion in the New Jersey Law Journal’s
“40 Under 40” list. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.njlawjournal.com/id=1202432890579/40-Under-40?slreturn=20160502095302
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