Arbitration Conversation No. 86: Travis Lenkner, Managing Partner of Keller Lenkner LLC., The Attorney Who Took On Amazon

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Travis Lenkner, Managing Partner of Keller Lenkner LLC. Travis has previous experience as a litigator at an AmLaw 25 law firm, a legal entrepreneur and investment manager, in-house counsel at a Fortune 50 company, and a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Travis Lenkner’s firm filed the majority of the 75,000 individual arbitration claims against Amazon alleging that the company’s Alexa-powered Echo devices recorded its users without their consent. This strategy led to Amazon having to pay millions of dollars in filing fees as per its arbitration policies, ultimately forcing the company to change its terms of service and allow its customers to file lawsuits in the courts to pursue their claims.

Travis is is listed on Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America and the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute of Judicial Administration at New York University School of Law. Travis also served as a Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company, where he represented the company in litigation matters and advised senior executives on significant regulatory issues.

Read more about the mass claims arbitration against Amazon, here.

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Travis Lenkner

Travis Lenkner is the Managing Partner of Keller Lenkner LLC. Travis helps set the firm’s strategic direction, leads key operational components, and coordinates recruiting to build the nation’s leading team of plaintiffs’ attorneys and professional staff. Travis represents plaintiffs in class and mass actions and other complex litigation matters throughout…

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Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. From 2016-2021 Professor Schmitz was the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.…

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