Molly Arranz is a partner in the Class Action, Environmental, and Toxic Torts practices at SmithAmundsen. Molly has defended against more than 50 class and collective actions, including matters grounded in marketing and advertising noncompliance, consumer fraud, data privacy and medical monitoring. She has defended her clients against class and collective actions, in federal and state courts throughout the country, which matters are based upon alleged infractions of statutes and regulations, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair & Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Molly also defends matters arising out of claims of contaminated soil or groundwater brought under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and their state counterparts. In class action suits, she has represented a major retailer, a worldwide entertainment company, and one of the largest national litigation support firms, together with lenders, manufacturers, brokers, lawyers, medical service providers, distributors, restaurants and debt collectors.
Prior to joining the firm, Molly was a Paralegal Specialist for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C., focusing on corporate and financial litigation. While there, she provided assistance at a trial regarding a multi-million dollar bankruptcy claim by the United States against a telecommunications company.
Molly is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois. In addition to her legal practice, Molly has been involved in mentoring young lawyers through the firm’s Summer Associate Program which she chairs. She has lectured at Northwestern University Law School regarding Toxic and Environmental Torts in Class Action lawsuits. In 2011 and 2013, Molly was selected by her peers for inclusion on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list of “Rising Stars*,” a designation published by Thomson Reuters.