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Financial Services Litigator Emily Stroope Joins Baker Donelson as Shareholder

Emily Stroope has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder in the Firm's Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Group. Ms. Stroope has a national litigation practice and represents a variety of corporate clients including mortgage servicers and financial institutions.

"Emily is an experienced trial lawyer and brings a broad range of trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts," said Lori H. Patterson, chair of Baker Donelson's Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Group. "She adds to the substantive depth that our team offers to banks and financial institutions across the country, and we are delighted to welcome her to the Firm."

While Ms. Stroope has represented a wide variety of corporate clients, she focuses her practice on mortgage lending and consumer financial services litigation. She regularly represents clients in litigation involving claims of violations of federal and state consumer protection statutes, including violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). She also handles responses to complaints to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) for clients in the mortgage industry and has successfully defended national mortgage servicers in court, obtaining awards of dismissal, summary judgment, and take-nothing judgments in their favor.

Ms. Stroope also has experience defending lenders and other financial services institutions in real estate litigation and contract disputes and resolves complex title issues. She manages a large national portfolio of litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Ms. Stroope, who resides in Dallas and works virtually in the Firm's Houston office, received her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

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