Claudia Callaway is chair of Katten’s Consumer Finance Litigation practice and co-chair of the Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation practice. She focuses her practice on the defense of state and federal class actions regarding consumer protection and consumer finance laws and representation of clients before the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state banking agencies.
Claudia represents consumer lenders, third-party debt collectors and other consumer financial services clients in class action suits and regulatory actions around the country. She frequently handles cases involving the Dodd-Frank Act, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act. She advises on state unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, and removal of class actions to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).
Claudia counsels clients on ways to prevent class action suits before they happen. She provides advice on numerous state and federal banking and consumer protection matters, including privacy, collections, credit reporting and usury issues, and assists clients with the enforcement of arbitration provisions and class action waivers.
In addition to her client responsibilities, Claudia served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law, taught in Georgetown’s Criminal Justice Clinic and acted as faculty advisor to the national champion Georgetown Patent & Copyright Moot Court Team.
American Bar Association, Business Law and Litigation Sections, Trial Practice Committee
Financial Literacy Project, Co-Founder
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Board of Directors