Jodie Herrmann Lawson

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Education
  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, Associate Symposium Editor and Member, Civil Rights Law Journal, 2006
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Political Science and Spanish, 2001
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Affiliations

Board of Directors, Historic Charlotte

Member, Northern Virginia Chapter, Federal Bar Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Member, Junior League of Charlotte, North Carolina

Jodie concentrates her practice in complex civil, financial services, energy and real property litigation actions representing clients in federal and state courts and arbitrations. Her experience includes contract disputes, business torts, trademark matters, class action law suits, financial services litigation, condemnation cases, interpleaders, and responding to subpoenas, garnishments, complex creditor attachments, and other third-party matters. She is closely monitoring the CFPB’s regulatory developments and enforcement proceedings affecting consumer finance and how they will impact the firm’s clients.

Jodie has defended Fortune 100 financial institutions, consumer lenders, and insurance companies in lawsuits alleging statutory, regulatory, and common law claims. She has also represented energy companies in federal and state condemnation cases, represented clients in commercial landlord-tenant disputes, defended businesses in consumer protection and tort actions, and served as plaintiff's and defense counsel on behalf of businesses in actions involving contracts.

Jodie was a law clerk to the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, the Honorable Liam O’Grady and the Honorable Barry R. Poretz of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While earning her law degree, she studied in Madrid, Spain, as part of the William & Mary Law School Summer Study Abroad Program and also studied in Seville, Spain, during a spring semester while earning her undergraduate degree. She was recently named to Super Lawyers' "North Carolina Rising Stars" for Business Litigation.

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Jodie N Herrmann
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of financial institution in connection with condemnation action in North Carolina; attained a favorable settlement.

Representation of a financial institution in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The panel ruled in our client’s favor and affirmed the district court decision.

Defense of a major financial institution in federal court. The plaintiff alleged claims for breach of contract, wrongful foreclosure, attempted wrongful foreclosure, violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and conversion. After oral argument, the District Court Judge granted full summary judgment in favor of our client and dismissed the case.

Halted a former employee that stole hundreds of client files and then went to work for a competitor. Successfully negotiated a non-compete agreement and obtained the return of the client files.

Defense of a major financial institution in state court. The action alleged claims for fraud, violation of North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, violation of North Carolina’s Debt Collection Act, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. After oral argument, the Judge granted full summary judgment in favor of our client and dismissed the case.

First chair representation of a health insurance company in a state court bench trial involving contract and tort claims.

Defense of a leading telephone service provider in an arbitration involving claims of fraud, negligence, and violation of North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Arbitrator found no liability.

Defense of a health insurance company in a state court contract matter. The Trial Court sustained a demurrer and the client was dismissed from the case.

Defense of an industry leading home improvement products company in an action seeking a preliminary injunction against our client for claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition. The Trial Court denied the injunction against our client and the case favorably settled.

Representation of a major financial institution in an action against two customers that were harassing our client’s employees. Successfully obtained a protective order from the Court in favor of our client and its employees.

Representation of an energy company in a condemnation case involving natural gas storage easements. Attained a favorable settlement.

Defense of a major waste management company in a state court contract action. The Trial Court sustained our client’s demurrer and plea in bar and our client was dismissed from the case.

Representation of a brand leading company that manufactures and sells innovative products in an action for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Obtained a consent judgment that was entered in favor of our client.

Representation of a real estate development company in a Federal class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Electronic Funds Transfer Statute. Attained a favorable settlement.

Outstanding Individual Pro Bono Attorney Award from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, 2015

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2017

Recipient, McGuireWoods Excellence Award, December 2010

Co-author, "Consent Order Shows More CFPB Interest in Student Loans," Law360, September 2, 2015
Speaker, "Reporting Suspected Financial Elder Abuse," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning Seminar, April 25, 2017
Speaker, "The Politics of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," Current Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, Mortgage Servicing In-House Counsel Forum, February 4, 2016
The Forgotten Face of Student Lending, Subject to Inquiry, January 18, 2017
GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank , Subject to Inquiry, January 10, 2017
At Long Last, CFPB Issues Final Rule on Prepaid Accounts, Subject to Inquiry, October 5, 2016
CFPB’s First-Ever Data Security Enforcement Action, Subject to Inquiry, March 17, 2016
CFPB Still Pushing to Regulate Payday Lenders, Subject to Inquiry, March 8, 2016
FAST Act Drives Long-Awaited Gramm-Leach-Bliley Amendment, Subject to Inquiry, Password Protected, January 15, 2016
The House Has Voted: Auto Lenders Prevail Over CFPB, Subject to Inquiry, December 7, 2015
Challenge to CFPB’s Auto Lending Guidance, Subject to Inquiry, November 19, 2015
CFPB Announces New Set of Advisory Board Members, Subject to Inquiry, October 2, 2015
CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaints , Subject to Inquiry, July 1, 2015
CFPB Jolts Loan Originator Over Mortgage Origination, Subject to Inquiry, June 22, 2015
CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million, Subject to Inquiry, April 28, 2015
Agency Cooperation in Fair Lending Enforcement, Subject to Inquiry, April 23, 2015
CFPB Launches Inquiry into the Credit Card Industry, Subject to Inquiry, March 27, 2015
CFPB’s Position on Confidential Supervisory Information, Subject to Inquiry, February 6, 2015