Heryka’s practice focuses on counseling her clients through pre-litigation disputes, litigation, investigations, and regulatory matters. Heryka has significant experience representing clients across a broad spectrum, which positions her well to oversee industry-wide trends and advise clients on anticipated issues.
Heryka manages complex litigation, with particular focus in financial services litigation. She is experienced in representing and advocating for clients in federal, state, and administrative courts. She has made court and administrative appearances on behalf of clients in all procedural phases, including dispositive motions, through trial.
Heryka also advises her clients on regulatory matters. Heryka is experienced in helping clients navigate oversight by regulators, including supervision, investigation, and enforcement by the CFPB. Heryka also counsels clients on the regulatory issues associated with providing products and services in non-English languages to consumers. Heryka can speak to industry practices as she has experience managing the day-to-day operations of Spanish legal review for several clients, including a global financial services firm and banking institution. Heryka advises on state foreign-language disclosure laws, fair lending, and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP).
As a native Spanish speaker, Heryka works on diverse litigation and regulatory matters for clients servicing Spanish-speaking clientele in the United States and for clients with operations in Latin America and Spain. Heryka majored in Spanish and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with highest distinction and received the Sterling Stoudemire Award as the most outstanding student in Spanish.
Heryka maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly volunteers with local nonprofit organizations. The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has recognized her in its “Attorney Spotlight” for her dedication to pro bono service.
- Washington and Lee University School of LawJD2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBA
with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa2010
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Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Named to “Legal Elite,” Litigation, Business North Carolina, 2023
- Author, The CFPB’s Interest in Examining Fintechs Likely Means More Naming and Shaming by the Agency, Subject to Inquiry, April 28, 2022
- Author, U.S. Supreme Court Determines Action to Rescind DACA was Arbitrary and Capricious, Subject to Inquiry, June 19, 2020
- Author, "Potential Liability for Repossession Companies, Creditors, and State Actors for Unlawful Self-Help Repossessions", Virginia State Bar Litigation News, December 2016
- Author, "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A ‘Juvenile’ Here is Not a ‘Juvenile’ There", Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Spring 2013
- North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia