Bryan leads the firm’s class action practice group, focusing his national practice on consumer financial services litigation under the various "alphabet soup" statutes.
He represents large financial institutions involved in credit card, auto finance, banking, and mortgage litigation, alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Truth in Lending Act, Credit Repair Organizations Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Bankruptcy Discharge Injunction and Stay, and state law consumer protection statutes. He also represents financial institutions and business clients in disputes that include allegations of fraud, conspiracy, civil RICO, and breach of contract. More recently, Bryan has successfully defended employers in background check class actions, alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s standalone and adverse action disclosure requirements.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Bryan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth Lacy of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He was a recipient of the Trial Advocacy Award, awarded to one graduating law student, at the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Defense of employers, including financial institutions, in class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s background check disclosure requirements.
Defense of a national bank in multidistrict litigation, where plaintiffs alleged an unlawful increase in their interest rates on credit cards.
Defense of national bank in putative class action litigation, where plaintiffs allege improper allocation of credit card payments under the Credit CARD Act of 2009.
Defense of national bank in putative class action litigation alleging foreclosure abuses and “robo-signing.”
Advising financial institutions on compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Advising national bank on compliance with fair debt collection laws.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Banking, Law360, 2018-present
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Richmond Bar Association
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Woodward/White, Inc., 2017-2022
Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Consumer Law, Securities Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2020
Selected to the “Banking Editorial Advisory Board,” Law360, 2018
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," General Commercial Disputes, Legal 500 US, 2016-2018
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Consumer Law, Securities Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2009
Bryan Fratkin, Pat McNichol Pen ABA Book Chapter on Virginia Class Action Law
June 22, 2021
192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 26, 2020
192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2019