Effective January 1, Troutman Sanders promoted 13 attorneys to the partnership, including Virginia Flynn and Ethan Ostroff, two active contributors to the Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor blog. In addition, contributors Mohsin Reza and James Trefil were promoted to counsel, and Kyle Deak was named the managing partner of Troutman Sanders’ Raleigh office. 

Virginia Flynn represents clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate levels in complex litigation and business disputes, healthcarerelated issues, financial services litigation, and consumer litigation. Virginia often counsels clients to ensure they comply with the myriad of growing laws in the consumer law and financial services fields, with an emphasis on the many “alphabet soup” federal consumer protection statutes. 

Ethan Ostroff focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling. He defends consumer-facing companies of all types in individual and class action claims across the country. Ethan’s litigation, compliance, and regulatory practice includes representing debt buyers, debt collectors, loan servicers, banks, auto finance companies, credit card issuers, consumer reporting agencies, and other related consumer finance entities, in particular with the “alphabet soup” of state and federal consumer protection statutes. 

Mohsin Reza focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporate clients in commercial, consumer, and lender liability disputes. Mohsin has significant experience litigating claims brought under federal consumer protection statutes.  

James Trefil represents clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate levels, with a focus on areas of complex litigation, financial services litigation, and consumer litigation. Jim has represented clients within these areas in a wide variety of litigation matters involving class actions, contracts, torts, and federal and state consumer protection laws. 

Kyle Deak, an established partner within the Consumer Financial Services section, has been named managing partner of the Troutman Sanders’ Raleigh office. Kyle succeeds Walter Fisher, who has managed the Raleigh office since 2016 and most recently has overseen its strategic relocation to North Hills. Kyle has extensive experience both serving as the first chair in jury trials and handling appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His practice primarily involves the representation of financial institutions, loan servicers, and mortgage investors in lender liability actions, real property financing disputes, foreclosures, and other commercial disputes.