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Leah N. Jacob's practice focuses on managing the prosecution and defense of consumer finance matters, with an emphasis on financial services litigation. She represents numerous financial clients, including major banking institutions and mortgage loan servicers, before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey and the United States Bankruptcy Court. Leah’s practice encompasses all aspects of litigation, from the pleading stage through judgment, or resolution by settlement. Well-versed in a multitude of regulatory issues, including those related to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations, and other state and federal laws, Leah uses a practical and collaborative approach to navigate legal issues for her clients.


  • Creditors rights
  • Lender liability
  • Consumer protection laws
  • Regulatory authorization and financial institutions
  • Financial services litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial litigation



  • Conducted an independent investigation of client practices to provide compliance advice and risk assessment and to assist with preparing responses to government and regulatory investigations and inquiries.°
  • Defended and advised clients facing litigation and business risks under consumer banking laws, including the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Regulation Z, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X, N.Y. Banking Law, and Deceptive Practices Act.°
  • Represented clients in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy matters, and adversary proceedings, including those relating to discharge injunction violations and fraudulent conveyance of real property under the Bankruptcy Code.°
  • Obtained favorable decisions for clients, including shielding banks and loan servicers from various claims of bad faith and fraud, and obtained dismissal of claims concerning TILA/Regulation Z, FDCPA, and HUD’s face-to-face interview requirement.°
  • Represented pro bono clients seeking asylum.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Jacob prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.


  • J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law, 2009
    • Associate Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, 2006
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey