Tricia DeLeon is a trial attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office with more than 20 years of business litigation experience and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas in 2018 and 2019 by Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. DeLeon has first-chaired multiple jury and bench trials, adversary proceedings and is lead counsel on numerous arbitrations with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), American Health Law Association (AHLA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and private arbitrations. She is also a FINRA arbitrator.
Ms. DeLeon routinely represents clients faced with current or potential litigation in the financial services, healthcare and transportation industries. She has recently counseled healthcare providers, managed care organizations, telemedicine solution providers, financial institutions of all sizes, trust departments, pension funds, private equity funds, real estate investors and transportation-related companies in the private and government sectors. She is known for being responsive, hard-working, listening and understanding clients' particular business, uncovering potential risks and offering practical solutions as well as collaborating with her clients' team to achieve practical results. She is a tenacious, effective advocate in the courtroom and during high-stakes negotiations. Ms. DeLeon has successfully resolved more than 200 cases before or during mediation.
Ms. DeLeon is frequently hired to advise financial institutions in lender liability lawsuits and class actions. She routinely tracks lender liability cases filed nationwide. Ms. DeLeon assists lenders with internal fraud investigations, bank deposit disputes, double presentment claims, breach of fiduciary duty cases, securities actions, consumer complaints, regulatory enforcement actions, Ponzi schemes, and trusts and estates disputes. She has also represented Chapter 11 trustees, litigation trusts and receivers in pursuing fraudulent transfers and preference claims pursuant to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA). In addition, she is a faculty member for the American Bankers Association's annual Advanced Commercial Lending School.
Before entering private practice, Ms. DeLeon served as a briefing attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas for the Honorable James A. Baker.
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