David Biderman focuses his practice on mass tort litigation and consumer class actions. He heads the firm’s Consumer Lending industry group as well as the Mass Tort and Consumer Litigation group. He has represented a wide variety of companies in state and federal courts in California for 30 years. David represents a number of consumer lending and mortgage servicer clients in consumer class action litigation and has a record of favorable results for clients. David had written on topics in the consumer finance and mortgage industry including litigation arising from the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Kristine Kruger focuses her practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on class action defense, complex product liability, and consumer finance litigation. She represents a broad range of clients in high priority cases pending in state and federal courts in California, Oregon, New York and Washington. Kristine routinely defends claims involving consumer protection statutes, unfair competition laws, negligence, breach of contract, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Thomas Abbott has experience representing consumer finance companies and mortgage servicers in both jury and nonjury trials. He defends claims involving various consumer protection statutes, such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as claims under state consumer protection laws and common law. He regularly drafts and argues various pre-trial motions, including motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss and demurrers. He regularly takes and defends depositions. Tom has also prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Division One of the Washington Court of Appeals.
Ofunne Edoziem is a commercial civil litigator with an expansive business litigation practice that includes representing financial institutions in consumer protection and lender liability matters, employers in employment related disputes, and companies in a wide range of civil actions, such as intellectual property, contract, commercial, and tort disputes. Ofunne has handled a portfolio of matters for banking services clients, including FORTUNE 500 companies, with assets valued in excess of several billion dollars.
Aaron Goldstein focuses his practice on consumer financial services litigation. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, mortgage originators, servicers, trustees and investors on a wide range of regulatory, compliance, enforcement and litigation matters. He regularly represents clients facing issues with the Truth In Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and state unfair practices statutes, including California’s Unfair Competition Law.
Joshua Schaer represents financial institutions in litigation, including managing discovery, motions and appeals. Josh has provided advice and on-site training presentations to numerous mortgage servicers on a variety of legal issues. Josh was twice elected as a City Council member in Issaquah, WA and serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the King County District Court. As an attorney handling civil and criminal cases for almost two decades, Josh’s experience includes prevailing in all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington and Idaho Supreme Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Robert Yusko represents institutional lenders and private investors in a variety of commercial and business litigation matters. Experienced in state and federal courts, Robert advises clients on lender liability, mortgage fraud, business torts, title issues, predatory lending and contested foreclosures. He defends claims involving various consumer protection statutes, such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).