I am a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and co-chair of its Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice group. For more than twenty years, I have represented banks, mortgage servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions in litigation, including class actions. I handle cases involving mortgages, retail banking services, credit cards, student and auto loans, and other products and services, arising under federal and state consumer finance laws, including FDCPA, FCRA, RESPA, TILA, ECOA, EFTA, RICO, and Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code 17200. I also handle cases involving ponzi schemes, repurchase issues, and vendor disputes. I advise clients concerning compliance with federal and state consumer finance and foreclosure laws, CFPB regulations and enforcement, Fintech issues, marketplace lending, payments, and pre-litigation disputes.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, I held senior in-house litigation positions at JPMorgan Chase and OneWest Bank (n/k/a as CIT Bank). I managed class action litigation at both institutions. I worked closely with business units to implement new procedures, particularly pertaining to consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 13), foreclosure processes and documentation, mortgage servicing issues, repurchases, vendor management, and reverse mortgages. Drawing on my in-house experiences, I try to bring a practical, inside counsel perspective to representing and advising clients.
Prior to my in-house positions, I was a litigator at several New York-based law firms where I represented financial institutions in complex litigation, primarily involving antitrust and unfair competition. I attended Rutgers Law School and Rutgers University. I clerked for the Honorable Daniel H. Huyett, III in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.