Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Ken Payson’s practice focuses on class action defense, other complex commercial litigation and appellate work, particularly with respect to claims under state and federal consumer protection laws. Ken represents clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, software, and digital media companies. He has obtained numerous orders dismissing putative class actions or denying class certification and has successfully defended them on appeal. He serves as lead counsel in class actions across the nation. He has a particular practice focus defending so-called "blast text," "blast fax," and robocall class actions involving claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and similar state laws restricting unsolicited faxes and the use of autodialer, prerecorded, or artificial voice to place texts or calls.