Amanda Klevorn

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Email: aklevorn@burnscharest.com

Amanda is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs in consumer-oriented complex cases in both federal and state courts, with a focus on mass tort, antitrust, and data privacy litigation. She has been honored early in her career with multiple leadership appointments on cases throughout the nation and has been repeatedly named to the list of Louisiana “Rising Stars” for Class Actions and Mass Torts, as well as among the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America for 2021.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Amanda’s working class roots guide her practice and she strives every day to represent her clients—who have included patients harmed by defective products and drugs, victims of antitrust and civil rights violations, homeowners, and multi-generation family landowners—with the same work ethic, grit, and integrity that was modeled by her family and friends growing up.

Recent appointments and representative cases include:

  • In re TikTok, Inc. Consumer Privacy Litigation MDL (N.D. Ill.): Serves as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee on behalf of individuals alleging that the creators of the TikTok app violated their rights under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act and other federal and state consumer privacy and protection laws.
  • In re Gilead Tenofovir Cases JCCP (Cal.): Serves as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in claims alleging that defendant Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s tenofovir-based drugs caused users to develop kidney and/or bone disease.
  • In re Imerys Talc America, Inc. et al. (Bankr. D. Del.): Serves on the Personal Injury Claimant Committee in claims against Imerys Talc America, Inc., the former talc supplier to Johnson & Johnson, on behalf of plaintiffs alleging that regular use of talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer.
  • In re Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation MDL (D.N.J.): Represents hundreds of women who allege they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using defendants’ talcum powder products. Played a significant role in expert discovery and Daubert.
  • In re Epipen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation MDL (D. Kan.): Successfully led plaintiffs’ challenges to defendants’ attorney-client and work product privilege assertions, took and defended key Rule 30(b)(6) corporate and expert depositions, and assisted with class certification briefing.

 

Amanda moved to New Orleans in 2010 to attend Tulane University Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Barristers by her peers, won the 2012 Louisiana State Bar Association trial competition with her moot court team, and served as a Managing Editor for the Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law.

Amanda lives in New Orleans with her husband Dan, an antitrust attorney who she met when they were both law students at Tulane, and their three Boxers.