Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.
Doug Sargent is a Partner in Locke Lord's Litigation Department and a member of the Firm's Class Action, Consumer Finance, and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups. Doug's practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions and companies in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations. Doug has substantial experience in complex commercial and class action litigation and arbitrations in jurisdictions across the country. Doug regularly represents mortgage lenders, securitizers, servicers and other financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits. These lawsuits often involve claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), as well as state law claims for fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
Ryan Holz is a Partner in Locke Lord's Business Litigation and Consumer Finance practice groups. Ryan regularly represents financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits arising under a myriad of state and federal consumer protection statutes including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). More broadly, Ryan is a commercial litigator. He has tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and handled dozens of appeals in the Illinois and Wisconsin appellate courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.