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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

Mr. Blase is a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates where he is a member of the firm's Class Action Litigation Defense group. Mr. Blase has experience in complex commercial litigation, and has represented mortgage lenders, servicers and other financial institutions in class action and individual suits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and various state unfair and deceptive practices statutes.

Mr. Blase has been involved in the defense and management of cases before state and federal courts in more than twenty five states across the United States. Mr. Blase’s recent litigation experience includes:

  • Dismissal of putative nationwide class action alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act;
  • Denial of class certification in a putative nationwide class action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act;
  • Dismissal of putative nationwide class action against national bank alleging breach of contract and violations of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act arising out of allegedly improper lender-placed insurance;
  • Defense of loan servicer in putative class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act;
  • Advice to clients on recent changes and challenges to Massachusetts foreclosure laws and applicable state and federal regulations;
  • Defense of loan servicer and others in a multidistrict litigation proceeding established to address claims related to the identification of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. on residential mortgages and deeds of trust in non-judicial foreclosure states; and
  • Part of a team advising a national bank in cases alleging certain improprieties in connection with the execution and notarization of foreclosure-related documents.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association

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