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Sheila E. Branyan

Blank Rome LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Sheila E. Branyan is a member of the Consumer Finance Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Branyan concentrates her practice in complex corporate and commercial litigation and consumer finance litigation. She specializes in insurance coverage disputes and counseling, corporate indemnification advice and litigation, insurance insolvency litigation, and antitrust advice and litigation.

As a member of the consumer financial services team, Ms. Branyan regularly represents lenders and financial institutions in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters in federal and state court, including disputes under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA and FDCPA, state law UDAP claims, and a variety of common law claims. She is experienced with motions practice, oral argument, the discovery process, trial practice and post-trial work.

Ms. Branyan is an active member of the ABA Antitrust Section.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Responsible for more than 300 consumer finance litigation matters involving a variety of claims under state and federal law.
  • Representing wholesale food service and cigarette distributor in defense of “predatory pricing” antitrust claims under the New Jersey Unfair Cigarette Sales Act.
  • Representing former corporate executive in U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and European Commission investigations of alleged price fixing and market allocation.
  • Member of team that represented national health insurer in $200 million insurance coverage litigation arising from settlement of nationwide provider class actions.
  • Represented financial institution in multi-million dollar claims arising from bankruptcy of former depositor/borrower.
  • Represented insurer in declaratory judgment action involving coverage of employee theft claim.
  • Counsel to Liquidator of insolvent insurance company in a variety of matters, including litigation against former directors and officers, claim priority issues and disputes with state Guaranty Associations.
  • Represented local company in successful multi-million contract action against international telecommunications corporation.
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