Chantale Fiebig is a partner in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice.
Chantale’s practice focuses on representing corporate clients in complex commercial litigation and high-stakes business disputes in federal court, including in matters involving transactional disputes, business torts, commercial fraud, and consumer protection claims. She has successfully led the defense of clients in a range of industries, including financial services, consumer products, transportation, media, and technology.
Chantale is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has most recently served as trial counsel for a pharmacy defendant in a national bellwether case relating to the opioid epidemic. She has previously served as counsel in jury and bench trials relating to disputes in the financial services industry, real estate partnerships, and in multiple criminal cases. In addition, Chantale has led the defense of clients including PepsiCo in high-stakes arbitrations, where she has obtained favorable outcomes for her clients through effective cross-examinations of senior executives and adverse expert witnesses.
She also has extensive experience defeating nationwide class actions. Chantale has served as lead counsel in nearly 15 putative class actions, most involving high-profile claims of corporate fraud, unfair business practices, false advertising, or consumer deception. She also represents clients in related proceedings or parallel litigation, including against state attorneys general.
Some of Chantale’s recent representative engagements include*:
- Represented Giant Eagle in federal jury trial in case asserting public nuisance claims relating to opioid epidemic
- Representing General Electric in complex, multi-defendant litigation relating to personal injury claims and residential appliances in New York City
- Representing Facebook in civil litigation alleging consumer deception claims relating to Cambridge Analytica
- Representing a defendant against Blueprint Capital Advisors’ allegations of RICO, discrimination, and breach of contract violations by multiple Wall Street institutions
- Representing the former chief investment officer of a hedge fund in civil litigation in the S.D.N.Y. alleging widespread RICO violations and corporate fraud by Beechwood Re
- Representing a defendant in civil litigation alleging securities violations relating to the dissolution of a mutual fund
- Representing a global manufacturer in a derivative suit alleging false and misleading corporate statements and disclosures
- Representing a global food and beverage manufacturer in nationwide class actions alleging consumer deception
- Representing Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC in a nationwide class action alleging RICO and consumer protection violations
Chantale has been recognized throughout the industry for her expertise and success in complex litigation. She has been featured by the American Lawyer, Law360 and the National Law Journal, and has been widely cited for her work in publications such as Politico. She is also named by Legal 500 as a Next Generation lawyer for General Commercial Disputes. Earlier in her career, she was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, featuring “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age,” and was honored by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia as the Young Lawyer of the Year in light of her contributions to excellence in the profession. She has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught an advanced seminar on class action law and practice. Chantale is a frequent writer and speaker on issues relating to class action law, complex litigation, and trial advocacy.
Prior to joining Weil, Chantale was a partner at another international law firm. Earlier, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan. As an AUSA, Chantale helped prosecute former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on public corruption charges, and successfully represented the federal government in more than 20 appeals in the Sixth Circuit, including in cases involving widespread commercial and financial fraud.
Chantale received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was an articles editor on the Stanford Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar. Chantale also served as a judicial clerk for Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, she worked as a financial analyst at a global investment management firm in New York.
Chantale is also an experienced board director. She has served on the board of organizations such as Racquet Up Detroit, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Levine Music.
Chantale is admitted to practice in Washington D.C. She is also a member of the bar of the State of New York, and admitted to practice in S.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y.
* includes matters handled prior to joining Weil