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Martin C. Bryce, Jr.

Martin C. Bryce, Jr.

Ballard Spahr LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Martin C. Bryce, Jr., is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Appellate, Consumer Class Action Litigation, Mortgage Banking, Privacy and Data Security, and Consumer Financial Services Groups. His diverse practice is concentrated in the areas of mortgage-related litigation, including foreclosures; credit card-related litigation; arbitration; commercial law; and class action defense.

Mr. Bryce has represented lenders and servicers in a variety of mortgage-related litigation, including cases involving claims and defenses under the federal Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and various state laws. He has successfully tried several mortgage-related cases, including several foreclosure actions. He has defended class actions in courts, both state and federal, throughout the United States. He also has enforced arbitration agreements in both state and federal courts and has defended clients in a variety of matters that have gone to arbitration.

Mr. Bryce has successfully handled appeals in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Circuits, as well as in numerous state appeals courts, including those of California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin. He has significant trial experience in both federal and state courts.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. John P. Fullam, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990-1991


Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law


Publications

  • "Foreclosure Developments, Mortgage Fraud, Counterclaims and Defenses," Quarterly Report of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, June 2010
  • "Consumer Arbitration: The Tug of War Between the Federal and State Courts Intensifies," The Business Lawyer, Vol. 64, No. 2, February 2009
  • "Red State Versus Blue State: Surprisingly Most (but Not All) Courts in Both 'Red and 'Blue' States Enforce Express Class Action Waivers in Consumer Arbitration Agreements," Quarterly Report of theConference on Consumer Finance Law, Fall 2005
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