Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2006
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 2004
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016
  • Northern District of New York, 2016
  • Southern District of New York, 2009
  • Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • Western District of New York, 2009
  • Connecticut, 2008
  • New York, 2007
  • *Licensed in New York and Connecticut. Practicing in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5(e) of North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
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Nicole E. Schiavo

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Nicole E. Schiavo serves as Counsel in Moore & Van Allen's Financial Regulatory Advice and Response and Litigation practice groups. For over a decade, Schiavo has been at the forefront of defending financial institutions in consumer finance issues, including in adversary proceedings, federal claims of violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as state law claims. She understands the scrutiny and climate that lenders and loan servicers face and uses her significant experience to guide clients to help meet their goals, whether it is resolving a matter through loss mitigation, settling a complex action with a fact-tailored settlement, or litigating at trial and on appeal.

In addition to her case-specific work, Schiavo is a trusted advisor to clients, providing compliance and risk management advice on the ever-changing state and federal regulations governing the lending industry. She has led teams on portfolio reviews to identify issues and analyze trends while implementing programs along with procedures for effectively managing and resolving widespread litigation as well as litigation risk.

Outside of her work in consumer finance, Schiavo is committed to pro bono work relating to civil rights and gender-based violence. She received a 2016 "Above and Beyond" award from Sanctuary for Families for her work on a second-circuit appeal that created precedent by overturning a fee award to an abusive spouse in an international child custody dispute and represents death row prisoners in federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of their solitary confinement conditions.

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Schiavo was a senior associate in Hogan Lovells's New York office.

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