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 in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 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 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 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 and the state Attorneys General.  She develops and facilitates the implementation of compliant advertising and marketing campaigns.  She regularly represents dietary supplements and weight loss 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 large financial institutions 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), and the state deceptive acts and practices laws (UDAP), as well as 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 also represented both companies and individuals in all phases of government and internal investigations, as well as enforcement proceedings, including major representations in the transportation, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, technology, and energy industries.
 
Ms. Esposito is an active member of the Trinity College Alumnae Board and has served in various capacities from 2008 through the present, including serving as both the 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 Treasurer.  Lafayette is a public elementary school located in the District of Columbia.
Ms. Esposito is a partner in the Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 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 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 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 and the state Attorneys General.  She develops and facilitates the implementation of compliant advertising and marketing campaigns.  She regularly represents dietary supplements and weight loss 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 large financial institutions 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), and the state deceptive acts and practices laws (UDAP), as well as 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 also represented both companies and individuals in all phases of government and internal investigations, as well as enforcement proceedings, including major representations in the transportation, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, technology, and energy industries.
 
Ms. Esposito is an active member of the Trinity College Alumnae Board and has served in various capacities from 2008 through the present, including serving as both the 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 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

Publications

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