February 22, 2020

Marissa L. Downs

Marissa Downs is an experienced litigator who represents manufacturers, financial institutions, corporate officers and directors, shareholders, and other clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, including international and domestic contract, insurance coverage, fiduciary breach, securities fraud, restrictive covenant, contested probate, product liability, and shareholder disputes. She defends mortgage lenders and loan servicers against claims brought under the Truth in Lending Act, the Home Affordable Modification Program, and related federal and state consumer protection statutes. She also represents one of the largest video gaming operators in the state of Illinois as well as attorneys and judges facing disciplinary action before state and federal regulatory authorities. Marissa has participated in multiple trials and arbitrations. In 2013 alone, she successfully defended a third-party pension plan administrator from a breach of contract claim before the American Arbitration Association and helped win a defense judgment in a shareholder fiduciary breach action that culminated in a week-long bench trial. Marissa has experience with all aspects of litigation including pre-trial motion practice, discovery, depositions, jury selection, voir dire, and trial advocacy.

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