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Benchmark Litigation Names 10 Troutman Sanders Attorneys to 40 & Under Hot List


ATLANTA – Ten Troutman Sanders partners have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List. According to Benchmark, these practitioners, all aged 40 or younger as of Jan. 1, 2017, have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities by peers and clients. Firm honorees include Annie Cook, Kyle Deak, Dave Gettings, Michael Lacy, Puja Patel Lea, Lindsey Mann, Mark Mao, Justin Nahama, Eric Rumanek and Timothy St. George.

Annie Cook (Atlanta/Environmental and Natural Resources) focuses on administrative, environmental, and oil and gas transportation laws. She counsels clients on regulatory issues, compliance strategy, construction and siting, and permitting and enforcement defense relating to the Pipeline Safety Act, the Natural Gas Act, the Clean Water Act, TSCA, NEPA, RCRA, CERCLA and related state laws.

Kyle Deak (Raleigh and Charlotte/Financial Services Litigation) handles trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His practice primarily involves the representation of financial institutions, loan servicers, and mortgage investors, in lender liability actions, real property financing disputes, foreclosures, and other commercial disputes.

Dave Gettings (Virginia Beach/Financial Services Litigation) focuses on defending his clients in consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation nationwide. He specializes in class actions and consumer litigation involving a variety of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and associated FCC regulations, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), among others. Dave has also developed a particular expertise in defending class action lawsuits and providing compliance advice on the laws governing employment background checks.

Michael Lacy (Richmond/Financial Services Litigation) represents financial services and corporate clients in class action and individual matters in state and federal courts. He has significant trial experience in state and federal courts and in litigating corporate disputes, including D&O claims and claims involving shareholders and closely-held businesses.

Puja Lea (Atlanta/Intellectual Property) is a litigator who focuses her practice on intellectual property disputes and related strategic counseling. Puja has represented clients in intellectual property litigation throughout the nation, including federal courts in Delaware, Texas, California, Virginia, New York, Georgia and Tennessee. Puja has served as first-chair litigation counsel in high-stakes matters, and her experience spans the breadth of appellate practice, jury trials, bench trials and dispositive motions practice.

Lindsey Mann (Atlanta/Business Litigation) is experienced in class action litigation involving consumer finance, unfair competition, civil RICO, and false advertising claims. She represents corporate and individual clients in civil litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels on a variety of litigation matters involving contract disputes, business torts, ERISA claims, environmental claims, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Mark Mao (San Francisco/Cybersecurity & Privacy) co-leads Troutman Sanders’ Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice, focusing primarily on emerging-technologies, with a particular interest in their intellectual property and privacy law needs. He has substantial experience advising and litigating on behalf of companies across a broad spectrum of data-driven products, from connected things (“IoT”) to autonomous vehicles to automation/machine-learning and beyond.

Justin Nahama’s (San Diego/Business Litigation) practice focuses on business litigation, intellectual property, technology, white collar defense and government investigations and enforcement. He also represents entrepreneurs in all facets of start-up ventures, including litigation-avoidance strategies.

Eric Rumanek (Atlanta/Business Litigation) is a partner in the firm’s product liability and business litigation practices. He is experienced in representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex mass tort, personal injury, and wrongful death actions concerning specialized and technical areas of science and medicine.

Timothy St. George’s (Richmond/Financial Services Litigation) practice includes the representation of clients in federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate level. He focuses his practice on the areas of complex litigation and business disputes, financial services litigation, and consumer litigation. He has extensive experience in defending consumer class actions, with an emphasis on defending cases filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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