Elizabeth K. Duffy

Elizabeth K. Duffy

Senior Counsel
RELATED SERVICES

Elizabeth K. Duffy focuses her practice on complex business and financial services litigation. She regularly represents the nation's largest consumer financial services companies, including banks and mortgage servicers, in class actions, civil enforcement actions and individual actions in state and federal court. Elizabeth has significant experience defending lawsuits arising under consumer protection laws, state and federal unfair competition and business practices laws, and lending, debt collection, and credit reporting statutes and regulations. She also represents clients in a wide range of general commercial litigation disputes, including defamation, breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Elizabeth K. Duffy focuses her practice on complex business and financial services litigation. She regularly represents the nation's largest consumer financial services companies, including banks and mortgage servicers, in class actions, civil enforcement actions and individual actions in state and federal court. Elizabeth has significant experience defending lawsuits arising under consumer protection laws, state and federal unfair competition and business practices laws, and lending, debt collection, and credit reporting statutes and regulations. She also represents clients in a wide range of general commercial litigation disputes, including defamation, breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

In addition to her consumer finance and litigation practice, Elizabeth also regularly advises nonprofit organizations, including private schools and museums, in pre-litigation matters, contract disputes and general matters addressing her clients’ unique needs.

Elizabeth has trial, arbitration and mediation experience. She regularly appears before courts throughout the state to represent clients' interests.

Her representative experience includes:

  • Representation of loan servicers in lawsuits initiated by state enforcement agencies concerning alleged violations of federal and state consumer protection laws
  • Representation of mortgage servicer and related companies in action brought by residual investors in mortgage-backed securities seeking alleged damages approaching $1 billion
  • Representation of loan servicers in putative class actions regarding securitization of home loans
  • Representation of bank in putative class action challenging fees charged during bankruptcy proceedings
  • Repeated representation of consumer finance companies in disputes relating to the Truth In Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other federal and state consumer statutes
  • Representation of charitable organization in breach of contract dispute concerning management and investment of donations
  • Representation of provider of consumer services in lawsuit involving claims of violations of anti-competition laws, business disparagement, unfair competition and improper sales tactics
  • Repeated representation of information services provider in lawsuits involving claims of defamation, libel and fraud
CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D.,

    with honors

    , The University of Texas School of Law, 2005
  • B.A.,

    magna cum laude

    , Boston College, 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2005
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit