Ms. Tonya M. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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.
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.
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law (2001)
- B.A., Trinity College, Washington, D.C. (1996)
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