McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Welcomes 2 Financial Services Litigators in Houston and D.C.Read Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to welcome two new associates, Kathryn Davis and Habib M. Nadri, who joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice groups in its Houston and Washington, D.C. offices.
Kathryn has represented financial institutions in litigation for more than 15 years. She handles the full range of litigation including class actions, primarily defending against claims asserting violations of Texas state and federal consumer protection statutes such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and others. In addition, her complex commercial litigation matters typically involve claims for breach of contract, business torts, fraud, and others.
Kathryn also has extensive experience responding on behalf of her clients to inquiries from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), state attorneys general, and state regulatory agencies, and representing lending institutions in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kathryn to our Houston office,” said Matt Manning, practice group team leader in the firm’s Houston office. “She brings valuable knowledge and experience to the team that will help us all to provide effective legal solutions to our clients.”
Kathryn holds a law degree from University of Dayton School of Law and earned her bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University. She is licensed to practice law in Texas.
Habib represents large national banks, lenders, insurance companies, and other financial services companies in various litigation matters. A seasoned trial lawyer, Habib is skilled at handling all aspects of litigation, mediation, and arbitration in matters ranging from consumer financial services litigation defense to creditors’ rights, business, and commercial litigation.
He regularly counsels and represents clients with matters arising under federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Acts and Practices Act (UDAAP), Dodd-Frank Act, the open-ended provisions of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)/Regulation Z, Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)/Regulation B, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)/Regulation V, and Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA)/Regulation E. These laws change often, and Habib is skilled at counseling major financial institutions with regards to banking and collections laws, as well. He is also an entrepreneur who launched and operated successful businesses before beginning his legal career.
“Habib is a skilled litigator and we are excited that he is joining the team,” said Megan Ben’Ary, Managing Member of the D.C. office. “He will help our clients solve their business problems so that they can focus on getting their products and services to the consumer.”
Habib holds a law degree from George Washington Law School and holds a certificate in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, and is licensed in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.
“The addition of Kathryn’s and Habib’s dynamic experience to our deep bench of talented financial services lawyers will provide great value to our clients across our network,” said Anthony Rollo, who chairs the firm’s nationwide 70-attorney Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group. “We look forward to continuing to expand this practice as we deliver excellent services to our clients nationwide.”