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Gregory N. Blase

Partner
+1.617.951.9059
Fax +1.617.261.3175
+1.212.536.3902
Fax +1.212.536.3901

Greg Blase advises clients on the development of integrated solutions for risk mitigation in industries that have consumer-facing business operations. He counsels companies to identify regulatory and litigation risk and to advise in-house legal departments and management on best practices for responding to that risk. Mr. Blase’s clients include leading companies in the financial services, energy, media and telecommunications, manufacturing, and consumer products industries. Mr. Blase provides regulatory-compliance advice and policy and procedure review. He oversees audits and internal investigations and responds to government investigations. Mr. Blase defends complex litigation including class actions. He takes a holistic approach to addressing legal risk, recognizing the importance of bringing stakeholders together to solve problems collectively.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Litigation Defense and Risk Assessment

  • Devise defense strategies for leading national energy consortium, national bank, national manufacturer, and national media and entertainment company in connection with high-risk, repeat litigation matters
  • Assist national bank in devising processes and procedures for streamlining the management of high volume litigation matters
  • Defend leading national energy consortium in putative nationwide Telephone Consumer Protection Act  (TCPA) class actions
  • Act as national coordinating counsel for leading national bank in defense of multiple litigation matters involving challenges to mortgage foreclosure practices
  • Part of team acting as national coordinating counsel for leading financial services company in bankruptcy-related matters
  • Advise leading financial services companies in connection with proposed mergers and acquisitions on risk of pending litigation involving target businesses

Regulatory and Compliance

  • Advise leading national energy consortium regarding reorganizing business operations and vendor contracts for compliance with TCPA and do-not-call registry
  • Advise leading national banks regarding configuring servers and dialing technology for compliance with TCPA automatic telephone dialing system
  • Design and implement TCPA compliance regimes for national loan servicer, national media and entertainment company, and national wireless carrier
  • Develop 50-state compliance plans for state-chartered banks regarding state telemarketing laws
  • Advise national loan servicer on compliance matters arising under Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Develop customer disclosures required under FCRA, FDCPA, Truth in Lending Act, and TCPA
  • Advise health care consulting firm on insurance coverage issues arising under ongoing TCPA litigation

Audits and Investigations

  • Top-to-bottom audit for national mortgage servicer of customer service operations regarding compliance with laws regulating customer contact and communications.
  • Investigation on behalf of national retailer regarding TCPA and do-not-call registry compliance
  • Represent national mortgage lender in HUD Secretary-initiated Fair Housing Act Investigation
  • Conduct internal investigations for national mortgage servicing clients regarding mortgage foreclosure practices
  • Respond to civil investigative demands by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state attorneys general
  • Represent national loan servicer in connection with CFPB enforcement actions

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