Ketrina Bakewell is a Co-Leader of the firm's Commercial Litigation Client Service Group. Her practice focuses on litigation of commercial disputes, including antitrust, contract and telecommunications issues, fraud and false advertising.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018
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Representative Experience

  • Defense counsel for Lucent Technologies in multidistrict consumer fraud class actions in federal and state court
  • Counsel for Emerson Electric Co. in declaratory judgment action to void contract for sale of manufacturing equipment and license rights - Kentucky federal court
  • Defense counsel for AT&T Information Services Inc. in consumer fraud and contract case involving sale of turn-key computer system - Illinois federal court
  • Counsel for AT&T in contract and computer software pirating case - Missouri federal court
  • Counsel for AT&T in action to enforce environmental clean-up insurance - Illinois federal court, and co-counsel in related matter - Pennsylvania federal court
  • Counsel for AT&T in action against Japanese telephone equipment supplier for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of warranty - Indiana federal court

Ketrina Bakewell’s practice focuses on the litigation and trial of commercial disputes involving consumer torts, contracts, intellectual property, employment, consumer finance and telecommunications law in federal and state courts, locally and throughout the country.

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  • Represented the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in a lawsuit and multi-state regulatory proceedings initiated by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company to reassign assets and liabilities as a consequence of the Bell System divestiture
  • Represented the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in enforcement of embedded base equipment contracts assigned as a consequence of the Bell System divestiture
  • Represented the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in contract and multiple product liability lawsuits arising from OEM contract with Japanese electronics company
  • Represented Ameritech Corporation in antitrust and consumer fraud class actions regarding the deregulation of inside wire maintenance services
  • Represented the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and Lucent Technologies Inc., in a variety of lawsuits and administrative proceedings employment discrimination and contract matters
  • Represented Citigroup, Inc., and affiliated companies in a variety of lawsuits involving consumer finance and privacy claims

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1983

Illinois, 1998

United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits

United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, Western District of Michigan, and Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1983

Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1976

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018
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Representative Experience

  • Defense counsel for Lucent Technologies in multidistrict consumer fraud class actions in federal and state court
  • Counsel for Emerson Electric Co. in declaratory judgment action to void contract for sale of manufacturing equipment and license rights - Kentucky federal court
  • Defense counsel for AT&T Information Services Inc. in consumer fraud and contract case involving sale of turn-key computer system - Illinois federal court
  • Counsel for AT&T in contract and computer software pirating case - Missouri federal court
  • Counsel for AT&T in action to enforce environmental clean-up insurance - Illinois federal court, and co-counsel in related matter - Pennsylvania federal court
  • Counsel for AT&T in action against Japanese telephone equipment supplier for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of warranty - Indiana federal court