Kathryn Honecker
Honecker, Kathryn
Attorney, Chair
Chair of the Class Action Department
 

With seventeen years of class action experience, Kathryn Honecker chairs Rose Law Group’s Class Action Department. Prior to joining RLG, Kathryn was a partner in the Phoenix office of a well-respected class action law firm, where she, along with other members of her prior firm, successfully represented a class of shareholders seeking relief under the federal securities laws against a publicly traded company. Following a two-month jury trial and extensive post-trial motions and appeals, they collected $145 million for the class. Over the course of her career, Kathryn has represented plaintiffs in a variety of complex and class action litigation nationwide, including actions regarding breach of contract, fraud, consumer fraud, antitrust violations, Ponzi schemes, civil rights violations, and employment issues.

Kathryn is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation’s Consumer Litigation Committee, previously served as Co-Chair of the Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, and often writes and speaks on class action subjects.  Kathryn also has been included in Super Lawyers’ list of Rising Stars for her class action work (2012, 2013), The National Trial Lawyers’ list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Arizona (2015), and AZ Business Magazine’s “Arizona’s Top Lawyers” list (2014).  Kathryn also has earned the highest rating (10.0) available to attorneys on Avvo.  And, in 2014, her peers honored her with invitations to join Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

In addition to her work with the American Bar Association, Kathryn also is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Maricopa County Bar Association, Public Justice, and the Junior League of Phoenix.

Kathryn grew up in the Midwest and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Carthage College and law degree, cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law. During law school, she served as a legal writing tutor for other law students, as a research assistant and book editor for three professors, and as an intern at both the Douglas County Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She is licensed to practice in both Arizona and Illinois.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

2017 – Author, “Clarifying Cooperation under Rule 1:  A Command or Recommendation?” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2016 – Speaker, Rule 1’s Duty of Cooperation after the 2015 Amendments (podcast)

2016 – Speaker, Discovery under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

2016 – Panelist, When Does A Class Action Claim Become Moot? Considerations and Strategies for Counsel after Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez

2015 – Panelist, Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Putative Class Actions:  Litigation Strategies Given Growing Circuit Split

2015 – Panelist, Developing a Private Litigation Approach to Charter School Accountability

2014 – Panelist, Professional Development Workshop, ABA Section of Litigation

2013 – Author, “CAFA Diversity Jurisdiction at a Glance,” The Class Action Fairness Act:  Law and Strategy (American Bar Association, book)

2013 – Author, “Class Actions 101:  A Primer on Finding Plaintiffs for Your Class Action . . . Ethically,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2013 – Speaker, “Numerosity as it Pertains to Class Certification” (podcast)

2013 – Author, “Class Actions 101:  CAFA Diversity Jurisdiction at a Glance,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2012 – Author, “Class Actions 101: A Primer on Elevated Health Claims,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2011 – Author, “Class Actions 101: Rule 23(b)(2) or (b)(3)? Does It Matter?,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2010 – Author, “Class Actions 101: Defining an Ascertainable Class,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2010 – Author, “Class Actions 101:  What Is an Opt-In Class Action,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2008 – Author, “Class Actions 101:  Class Certification Discovery: Q&A for New Class Action Lawyers,” American Bar Association, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter

2007 – Author, “Ask the Expert:  Does A Wage Garnishment Harm My Chances for Getting a New Job?” Arizona Republic

1999 – Speaker, “How Antitrust Laws Affect Industry Associations”

In the news:

U.S. agency moves to allow class-action lawsuits against financial firms; Class actions necessary to protect consumers says Katie Honecker, Chair of Rose Law Group Class Action Dept

Kathryn Honecker, Rose Law Group Chair of Class Action Department, quoted in ABA article “Post-Judgment Tender Cannot Trigger Unaccepted Rule 68 Offer”

Kathryn Honeker, Rose Law Group Chair of Class Action Department, receives enthusiastic review as contributing author of The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy

Rose Law Group Class Action Dept Chair Kathryn Honecker published in ABA “Litigation News” Newsletter – read by more than 50,000 attorneys

Quoted in Sara Randazzo’s article “Case in California would base attorneys’ compensation on hours, not a percentage,” Wall Street Journal

Quoted in Erin Louise Palmer’s article “Courts Disagree on Federal Preemption of ‘Organic’ Labeling,” Litigation News

Quoted in Renee Choy Ohlendorf’s article entitled “Growing Divide over Class Action Tolling under American Pipe,” Litigation News

Quoted in Mary Fetzer’s article “The heroes who stopped Subway’s foot-long fakery,” Avvo Naked Law

Quoted in Joseph Callanan’s article entitled “Securities Law Does Not Shield Ponzi Schemer’s Associates,” Litigation News

Mentioned in book review by Archis A. Parasharami and Daniel Jones, “Book Review: The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy,” Class Defense Blog

Mentioned in book review by Paul Karlsgodt, “The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy—An Indispensable Resource

Kathryn Honeker Rose Law Group Chair of Class Action quoted by Litigation News regarding the 6th Circuit Appeals decision adopting the Bright-line Rule

Kathryn Honeker, Rose Law Group Class Action Department Chair, comments on Target’s decision to refund more than $90 million for fake Egyptian cotton sheets

 

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