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Philadelphia, PA

Eleanor Bradley Huyett

Ballard Spahr LLP

    ABOUT

    AREAS OF FOCUS
    Litigation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations, Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation, Higher Education, Consumer Financial Services, Retail and Fashion.

    BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
    Eleanor Bradley Huyett focuses her practice on government enforcement defense, regulatory compliance, and complex civil litigation. Ms. Huyett conducts internal investigations and defends clients during investigations conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, the Public Company Accounting and Oversight Board (PCAOB), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state attorneys general, and state administrative agencies. Ms. Huyett also represents financial institutions in class actions involving claims brought under federal and state consumer protection statutes.

    Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Huyett spent three years working as an auditor in the Insurance and Banking Assurance Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Ms. Huyett’s practice builds upon her accounting background and includes various matters: defending student loan servicers in investigations from federal and state agencies relating to allegations of unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices; advising credit reporting furnishers during investigations relating to compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); representing public accounting firms during investigations by the SEC and PCAOB; and
    obtaining a favorable outcome for a large bank in defending a consumer class action asserting federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA), federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and RICO claims.
    Ms. Huyett is a member of Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia Hiring Committee.

    Judicial Clerkships

    Hon. Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2014–2015)

    PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
    Professional Activities

    American Bar Association

    Publications

    Co-author, “When the Last Thing You Need Is Another Headache: Auditors in Internal Investigations,” ABA Business Law Today, February 16, 2017

    Speaking Engagements

    “Free Money! What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” Ballard Spahr webinar, July 26, 2017

    “CFPB Criticism of Student Loan Servicers – What’s Next?” Ballard Spahr webinar, June 8, 2017

    EDUCATION
    Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2014, summa cum laude)
    Editor-in-Chief, Temple Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

    University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. 2008, cum laude)

    ADMISSIONS
    New Jersey

    Pennsylvania

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