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Greenberg Traurig Expands Los Angeles Financial Services Litigation Practice with New Shareholder Jennifer Gray

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2014) The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added shareholder Jennifer Gray to the Financial Services Litigation Group in Los Angeles. Gray joins the firm from OneWest Bank, FSB where she was the Head of Litigation and responsible for managing the bank’s class actions and escalated litigation.

Gray will continue to focus her practice on financial services litigation, including mortgage and consumer lending matters. She is experienced with class and mass actions, qui tam actions, regulatory investigations, and other high profile litigation before state and federal courts in matters involving consumer financial services. These cases typically arise under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (RESPA), as well as state unfair and deceptive trade practices acts, the Bankruptcy Code, and predatory lending statutes. Additionally, Gray has experience providing a broad range of legal and compliance support related to lending and consumer protection laws. She has also represented financial institutions in antitrust class actions.

“We welcome Jennifer and her hands-on, in-house industry experience and focus that will enhance the service we provide our financial services clients,” said Matt Gorson, Co-Chairman of the firm.  “We are excited to have her join the firm as we continue our ongoing focus to provide clients with top-tier legal talent and value."

“We are pleased to have Jennifer join our Los Angeles office,” said Jeff Scott, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. “Jennifer is an exceptional litigation attorney whose background and breadth of experience, particularly in the mortgage and consumer lending areas, will be a significant asset to our clients and our firm, adding depth and expertise to our Litigation practice.”

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer held a number of senior in-house litigation positions. Before working at OneWest, she was Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase where she managed class actions related to mortgage servicing and originations, as well as individual borrower litigation and regulatory investigations. Before joining JPMorgan, Jennifer practiced commercial litigation in New York for more than 10 years at several national law firms.

Greenberg Traurig – Financial Services Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Services Litigation Group has wide-ranging experience assisting national clients and local businesses in a variety of matters affecting the financial services industry. From handling individual claims to managing nationwide class actions, the national team of experienced litigators regularly advises and defends banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, credit card companies, debt collectors, payday lenders, consumer finance companies and other financial institutions in a variety of disputes in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as before governmental agencies.

Greenberg Traurig – Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Department comprises more than 600 litigators in 34 offices throughout the United States and in Latin America and Europe. The department's global platform distinctively positions the firm to address the needs of both domestic and international clients.  The team continues to build on a practice base that, while very broad, is nonetheless refined to serve the unique industry, practice, and jurisdictional needs of the firm’s diverse client base.