Layne is an associate on Kanner & Whiteley’s pharmaceutical litigation team. She is currently part of the team representing a putative class of insurance companies and managed care organizations in suit alleging conspiracy and fraud under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act against the manufacturers of Testosterone Replacement Therapies (Medical Mutual of Ohio v. AbbVie, et al., (N.D. Ill.)). Layne is also part of the team representing a class of indirect purchasers of the drug Intuniv in a suit alleging antitrust violations against Shire Pharmaceuticals and Actavis Pharmaceuticals (Picone et al. v. Shire U.S., Inc. et al. (D. Mass.)).
In a pro bono capacity, Layne volunteers with the Orleans Public Defenders office and represents individuals who have been placed on a waitlist for representation in their felony criminal cases.
Layne graduated from Emory University School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College.
Layne is admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana, and the Federal Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Louisiana Association for Justice.
In the community, Layne serves on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Children’s Chorus, the Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association, and is the Alumni Admissions Representative for Mount Holyoke College in the gulf south region. She also volunteers her time mentoring area high school students in their college admissions applications, and collects donations for formerly incarcerated persons to assist in their re-entry.