Troutman Sanders LLP is pleased to announce that Chad Fuller and Victoria Holstein-Childress have joined the firm as partners in the Financial Services Litigation practice. Fuller practices in the firm’s San Diego office, and Holstein-Childress practices in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Fuller, who was a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, focuses on the defense of consumer class actions, primarily for financial services companies, as well as business and privacy-related litigation. Holstein-Childress joins the firm from Reed Smith LLP and has a nationwide practice representing financial services companies and other clients in high-stakes civil litigation and government enforcement matters.

“In this current litigation and regulatory enforcement environment, financial services companies that deal with consumers are facing a growing risk of class actions and individual lawsuits, as well as increasing scrutiny from federal and state regulators,” said David Anthony, a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice. “Chad and Victoria are top-shelf trial lawyers who bring years of experience litigating high-stakes matters involving mortgage lending and servicing, credit cards, privacy, and data breach issues for financial services companies.”

“Troutman Sanders is recognized for its bench strength and track record of success in financial services litigation,” said Fuller. “My experience litigating class action and bet-the-company cases complements the firm’s national practice navigating complex legal disputes for regional and national banks, as well as non-bank lenders and finance companies.”

“Troutman Sanders’ long history of representing clients in the financial services industry, and its experience navigating state Attorneys General investigations and enforcement actions, will provide tremendous value to my clients,” said Holstein-Childress. “The firm offers a coordinated and highly experienced national team of trial lawyers who provide critical litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance capabilities.”

California is one of the most active venues in the country for consumer financial litigation, and Fuller and Holstein-Childress have significant experience in this market. Both have defended major consumer class action litigation in cases involving alleged false advertising; fees and services charged by a variety of businesses; and issues involving home warranty, insurance brokerage, and auto finance companies.

In addition to the litigation he handles in the financial services litigation area, Fuller has represented clients in a large number of matters involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), including class action litigation. He earned a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. He is admitted to practice in California.

Holstein-Childress regularly represents banks, non-bank lenders, and other businesses in litigation and enforcement actions involving mortgage lending and servicing, securitization practices, credit cards, insurance, securities sales, corporate fiduciary duties and other business litigation matters. Her client representations frequently involve concurrent government enforcement and civil litigation, congressional investigations and multiple class actions. She earned a J.D. from Tulane University and a B.A. from Brown University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, Louisiana, New York, and Texas.


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