Press Release
October 13, 2020

Holland & Knight Expands Financial Services Litigation Practice With 10-Lawyer Team

LOS ANGELES/TYSONS, Va. (October 13, 2020) – Holland & Knight announced today that a group of 10 attorneys who focus on financial services litigation have joined the firm. The team includes Partners Abraham Colman and Travis Sabalewski, Of Counsel Raymond Kim, Associates Zachary Frampton, Jonathan Marmo, Christopher Murphy, Justin Sizemore, Brandon White and Ariel Wossene, and Staff Attorney John Joseph. All previously practiced at Reed Smith.

Messrs. Colman, Kim and Frampton will reside in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office, and Messrs. Sabalewski and Sizemore and Ms. Wossene in the firm's Tysons, Virginia, office. Messrs. Joseph and Marmo will be based in the Philadelphia office, Mr. Murphy in the Chicago office and Mr. White in the Miami office.

The group defends financial services companies in individual and class action consumer finance cases in courts throughout the country. The issues litigated typically involve alleged violations of the FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA and ECOA, unfair competition laws and various state consumer protection laws. Clients include banks, credit card companies, auto finance lenders, mortgage and other consumer finance companies, and debt collection companies.

"We at Holland & Knight are fortunate to have Abe, Travis and their nationwide team join the firm," said Christopher G. Kelly, head of Holland & Knight's Litigation Section. "This outstanding group of lawyers brings with them a roster of blue chip clients, on behalf of which the team has prevailed on many issues of first impression and made law. They complement perfectly our existing strengths in this area of practice and will undoubtedly be an important driver of our future growth in the financial services industry."

"Holland & Knight's strategic focus on the financial services industry and the breadth and depth of its financial services litigation practice were the key factors in our team's decision to join the firm," said Mr. Colman. "We also are excited about working with the firm's innovation team to enhance the efficiency of handling our substantial caseload by incorporating cutting-edge technology into our practice, which will benefit all of our clients."

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