Seamus C Duffy > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


More than 30 years of experience representing companies in class actions in federal and state courts, Seamus Duffy brings a depth of knowledge and experience and a thoughtful, strategic approach to bet-the-company litigation. Mr. Duffy is a nationally recognized authority in the defense of aggregate litigation, representing clients against claims, including consumer fraud, unfair or deceptive business practices, invasion of privacy, data breach, false advertising, marketing and labeling, mass tort/product liability/product defect, unfair competition, breach of contract and breach of warranty. Mr. Duffy is one of the country’s chief proponents of consumer arbitration agreements. He routinely drafts and updates these agreements for leading businesses and successfully defends their enforceability in courts across the country. He has also been called upon to testify at governmental proceedings concerning the benefits of arbitration.

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J.D., Villanova University School of Law, summa cum laude, 1987; B.A., Villanova University, 1984

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is well versed in disputes in connection with investment funds, hedge funds and financial restructuring. Its client portfolio further sees a range of national corporations, which the firm can support from several offices. Team leader Stephen M. Baldini in New York also is a key contact for private equity and hedge funds in their contentious matters, while the Dallas-based M. Scott Barnard takes on business torts, fraud actions, and commercial contract disputes. Los Angeles’ Neal Ross Marder is noted for his consumer class action know-how. Anthony T. Pierce from the Washington DC and Seamus C Duffy in Philadelphia are also highlighted.