Erica Gann Kitaev

Erica Kitaev’s practice focuses on the defense of complex commercial disputes, including class actions and employment law cases. Ms. Kitaev has successfully represented businesses at both the trial and appellate levels in jurisdictions throughout the country. She has worked with a broad range of clients, from small businesses to FORTUNE 500 companies, and briefly served as in-house counsel to a start-up company in the biotechnology industry. As a result, Ms. Kitaev is particularly concerned with assuring that clients’ business objectives are fully integrated into litigation strategy, and she has extensive experience in negotiating favorable settlements for her clients.

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Court Denies Motion for Class Certification in Hannaford

Editor’s Note: This is a cross-blog post with BakerHostetler’s Data Privacy Monitor blog.  For the latest news and updates regarding privacy and data protection, visit In an order surely to reverberate with both the plaintiffs’ and defense bar, on March 20, 2013, Judge D. Brock Hornby of the United States District Court for the District of … Continue Reading

Courts Preliminarily Approve Settlements in Netflix and Blockbuster Video Privacy and Protection Act Class Actions

Editor’s Note – This article is a joint submission to the Baker Hostetler Class Action Lawsuit Defense Blog and Data Privacy Monitor. Be sure to check out the Data Privacy Monitor for the latest news, trends, and analysis on data privacy issues.  Two Federal District Courts recently approved settlements in two significant class actions brought … Continue Reading