Ms. Freidel has extensive experience representing financial institutions, including banks, loan servicers, and mortgage companies, and other clients in complex commercial disputes, including in federal, state, and multi-state class action litigation. Ms. Freidel has represented companies in all regions of the United States, including in Massachusetts and throughout New England, as well as Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia.
Ms. Freidel has participated in the trial of jury cases in state and federal courts, appeared before the Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL), and prepared appellate briefs and presented argument in state and federal appellate courts. Ms. Freidel has also acted as national coordinating counsel on significant litigation issues that have impacted clients on a multi-jurisdictional basis.
Ms. Freidel has participated in the defense of financial institutions and other business entities in matters that have concerned a full range of consumer finance issues, as well as residential-mortgage backed securities, and other types of financial transactions. She has litigated challenges under state unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes (such as Massachusetts General Law Chapter 93A and California Business and Professions Code § 17200), state analogs to the various federal consumer protection statutes, contract and common law disputes, and under federal statutes, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Ms. Freidel has been named a “Best Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation by U.S. News and World Report since 2015.