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Betsy Sochar

Attorney

Richmond
Business Phone: 804.697.1496
Business Fax: 804.697.1339

betsy.sochar@troutman.com

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Betsy Sochar is an attorney in the Financial Services Litigation group. There, she represents clients in all aspects of class action and business disputes in both state and federal courts.

Betsy’s focus is on defending matters involving federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Betsy also has significant complex commercial litigation experience in a wide range of practice areas, including everything from defending against environmental liability to litigating intricate contract disputes. She has walked clients through all phases of the litigation process from case inception through appeal in various state and federal venues.

In her spare time, Betsy represents veterans in appealing denials for medical benefits related to injuries incurred in service.

Representative Matters

  • Defended a Fortune 100 international manufacturer against environmental liability in claims seeking over $1 billion in damages.
  • Defended real estate developers against breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims in a series of lawsuits in state and federal courts concerning a commercial development plan that went awry.
  • Pursued appeal in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals seeking insurance indemnity for lawsuit related to shoddy construction of apartment buildings.
  • Represented hotel owners in multiple breach of contract lawsuits arising from disputes over the design and development of resorts that went millions over budget.
  • Defended against patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims involving infrared cameras.
  • Pursued shareholder derivative actions.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Virginia Bar Association

Rankings and Recognition

  • New York Metro Rising Star, General Litigation, Super Lawyers (2013)

Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Troutman Sanders, 2018- present
  • Attorney, Trustpoint.One, 2016- 2018
  • Manager, Sochar Law PLLC, 2016- 2018
  • Associate, Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, 2008-2013

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Education

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia