Mr. Layden is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Bankruptcy Litigation Practices. Mr. Layden joined Jenner & Block in 1997 and became a partner in 2000. He is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and Associate Development and Evaluation Committee.
Mr. Layden has represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters. He has particular expertise defending clients in consumer and privacy-related class actions, including claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Mr. Layden also has extensive experience counseling clients regarding a broad range of consumer protection and privacy statutes, including BIPA and the TCPA.
Mr. Layden maintains an active pro bono practice. Among other cases, he argued before the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a client who was alleging violations of his consular notification rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.
Mr. Layden is a 1990 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), and a 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (cum laude).