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Kristen G. Simplicio

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    • American University, Washington College of Law
    • McGill University

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Kristen Simplicio | Partner | Tycko & Zavareei LLP

Kristen G. Simplicio is a Partner at Tycko & Zavareei LLP, and has devoted her career to representing victims of illegal debt collection practices, false advertising, and other fraudulent and unfair corporate schemes.

Ms. Simplicio is currently representing plaintiffs in several cases in the education field. She is serving as counsel for plaintiffs in a case against a prominent university and its for-profit recruiting partner over a decade-long advertising campaign centering on the school’s artificially inflated U.S. News rankings. She is also currently representing plaintiffs in a RICO suit against an online for-profit university over a deceptive scheme to enroll students into fraudulent professional degree programs. She is also representing Perkins loan borrowers in a lawsuit against a loan servicer charging illegal servicing fees.

In addition to her work in the education space, in recent years, Ms. Simplicio has secured a number of victories on behalf of homeowners as a result of her work representing plaintiffs in over a dozen cases filed around the country against mortgage loan servicers over fees charged in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and related state statutes. Ms. Simplicio has made important changes to the mortgage servicing industry, securing five settlements that have included not just refunds to affected borrowers but also agreements to stop charging these fees.

Ms. Simplicio has also achieved a number of successes on behalf of consumers in the areas of false advertising and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has also litigated a number of cases brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). Ms. Simplicio is currently litigating a case against a bank over its conspiratorial role in collecting illegal payday loans from 140,000 victims around the country.

Ms. Simplicio graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law in 2007. She holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Before and during law school, Ms. Simplicio worked for other plaintiffs’ law firms. While Ms. Simplicio is now based in Washington, D.C., she spent the first decade of her practice in California, where she successfully litigated a number of false advertising cases as well as a RICO lawsuit on behalf of small business owners trapped in predatory leases for credit card processing equipment, obtaining millions of dollars of relief and changed practices for the victims.

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