People: Tonya M. Esposito, Partner

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Tonya M. Esposito

Partner

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5375
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Ms. Esposito is a partner in the Litigation Department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office.  She is an experienced antitrust, advertising, and financial services lawyer who has represented numerous clients in private litigation, as well as in several government investigations brought by the state Attorneys General, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Antitrust

Ms. Esposito’s practice includes representing clients in multinational cartel investigations and litigation, as well as in complex commercial matters including class action litigation.  She also counsels clients on compliance issues concerning state and federal competition laws.

Advertising

Ms. Esposito’s advertising practice includes representing companies in substantiation proceedings and investigations conducted by the FTC, the FDA, and the state Attorneys General.  She develops and facilitates the implementation of compliant advertising and marketing campaigns.  She regularly represents dietary supplement, weight loss and wellness companies, food manufacturers, and a variety of retailers.

Financial Services

Ms. Esposito has extensive experience representing large financial institutions in both litigation and compliance matters.  She represents clients in litigation involving claims brought under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the state deceptive acts and practices laws (UDAP), and internal and government investigations resulting from the mortgage foreclosure crisis of 2008.  She also represents large financial institutions before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigations and state Attorney General in connection with mortgage servicing and debt collection practices.

White Collar Litigation and Government Investigations

Ms. Esposito has represented both companies and individuals in all phases of government and internal investigations as well as in enforcement proceedings.  Major representations include clients in the transportation, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, technology, and energy industries.

Firm and Community Involvement

Ms. Esposito is Chair of Seyfarth’s Washington, DC Diversity and Inclusion Action Team.

Ms. Esposito also sits on the Board of Trustees of her alma matter, Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University).  Prior to her appointment to the Board of Trustees in 2017, Ms. Esposito was a member of the Alumnae Association of Trinity College (“AATC”) and held a number of positions from 2008 through 2017, including Washington, D.C. Regional Director and Treasurer.

In addition, Ms. Esposito is actively involved with Lafayette Elementary School’s Home and School Association and currently serves as the Co-Treasurer.  Lafayette is a public elementary school located in the District of Columbia.

Ms. Esposito is a partner in the Litigation Department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office.  She is an experienced antitrust, advertising, and financial services lawyer who has represented numerous clients in private litigation, as well as in several government investigations brought by the state Attorneys General, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Antitrust

Ms. Esposito’s practice includes representing clients in multinational cartel investigations and litigation, as well as in complex commercial matters including class action litigation.  She also counsels clients on compliance issues concerning state and federal competition laws.

Advertising

Ms. Esposito’s advertising practice includes representing companies in substantiation proceedings and investigations conducted by the FTC, the FDA, and the state Attorneys General.  She develops and facilitates the implementation of compliant advertising and marketing campaigns.  She regularly represents dietary supplement, weight loss and wellness companies, food manufacturers, and a variety of retailers.

Financial Services

Ms. Esposito has extensive experience representing large financial institutions in both litigation and compliance matters.  She represents clients in litigation involving claims brought under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the state deceptive acts and practices laws (UDAP), and internal and government investigations resulting from the mortgage foreclosure crisis of 2008.  She also represents large financial institutions before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigations and state Attorney General in connection with mortgage servicing and debt collection practices.

White Collar Litigation and Government Investigations

Ms. Esposito has represented both companies and individuals in all phases of government and internal investigations as well as in enforcement proceedings.  Major representations include clients in the transportation, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, technology, and energy industries.

Firm and Community Involvement

Ms. Esposito is Chair of Seyfarth’s Washington, DC Diversity and Inclusion Action Team.

Ms. Esposito also sits on the Board of Trustees of her alma matter, Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University).  Prior to her appointment to the Board of Trustees in 2017, Ms. Esposito was a member of the Alumnae Association of Trinity College (“AATC”) and held a number of positions from 2008 through 2017, including Washington, D.C. Regional Director and Treasurer.

In addition, Ms. Esposito is actively involved with Lafayette Elementary School’s Home and School Association and currently serves as the Co-Treasurer.  Lafayette is a public elementary school located in the District of Columbia.

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law (2001)

  • B.A., Trinity College, Washington, D.C. (1996)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Maryland

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Accolades

  • Recognized by the Federal Trade Commission with the 1998 Meritorious Service Award
  • Recognized by the Federal Trade Commission with the Outstanding Team Award in 1998 and 1999
  • Recognized as Antitrust Dean's Fellow by American University Washington College of Law