Maria Z. Vathis

Of Counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Maria Z. Vathis

Maria Z. Vathis

Of Counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Biography

Maria Vathis has a broad range of experience defending corporate clients in complex business litigation matters, insurance coverage, and class actions involving alleged violations of federal statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Ms. Vathis has represented financial institutions, investment firms, law firms, brokers, attorneys and other professionals. She handles matters nationwide in federal and state courts.

Ms. Vathis also focuses her practice on consumer financial services litigation. She has experience representing financial institutions in complex business litigation matters both locally and nationally before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Ms. Vathis has defended financial institutions in a variety of cases, including matters alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as state unfair and deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) statutes and other consumer lending statutes and regulations, such as those promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Ms. Vathis has monitored worldwide litigation for international insurers, which includes claims and litigation assessment and management of securities class actions and other complex civil litigation. Her practice also includes advising on risk management, policy language, evaluating existing insurance coverage, drafting insurance policies and analyzing insurance coverage under professional liability, cyber and first-party property insurance policies. In 2011, Ms. Vathis was seconded to a leading broker in the London insurance market where she advised on policy language and legal issues.

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Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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Employee at Enactus Global

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Chief Executive Officer at American Cancer Society

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Vice President-Real Estate Portfolio Strategy at Ulta Beauty, Inc.

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Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Labor, Employment & Benefits at Exelon Corporation

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Chief Legal & Risk Officer at American Cancer Society

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Partner at K&L Gates LLP

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Adjunct Professor at DePaul University - College of Law

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Of Counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Education
J.D.
Class of 2001

DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and professional skills training

B.A.
Class of 1998

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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Member
Current

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Vice President, Seventh Circuit
Current

The Federal Bar Association (FBA), founded in 1920, is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Our members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.

Member
Current

The Society was founded in 1986 by industry professionals who recognized the need for a forum for individuals involved in the field of professional liability. PLUS is a non-profit organization with membership open to persons interested in the promotion and development of the professional liability industry. Membership consists of over 7,000 individuals, representing over 1,000 companies active in the many fields of professional liability. PLUS currently receives the support of more than 180 companies through corporate membership. PLUS is recognized as the primary source of professional liability educational programs and seminars, assistance to its members to help serve clients, and information regarding professional liability. The Society is continually seeking new means to fulfill its mission statement and better serve its members. This website offers numerous avenues to information about professional liability, including educational events and programs offered by PLUS, the Journal and PLUS Community. In addition, Members can access the membership directory and archived articles from past PLUS Journals filled with articles and references to professional liability materials.

Career History
Of Counsel
Current

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP provides legal services. Its services include corporate finance, recovery, insurance, reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, retail, litigation and dispute resolution, tax, technology, and trusts. The company's clients include Barclays, Capita London Market Services, Close Brothers, Legal and General, The Crown Estate, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and many more. Berwin Leighton Paisner was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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President, Board of Directors
Prior
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