Ms. Shifrin concentrates her practice on class action defense of banks, mortgage lenders, and related entities. Ms. Shifrin defends numerous class actions and individual suits involving a variety of state and federal claims, including claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as claims for violations of state consumer protection statutes.
Ms. Shifrin also has experience in health care insurance and RICO class actions, health care insurance contract disputes, professional liability, trust and estate litigation, and other complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining BWM&S, Ms. Shifrin practiced in the litigation department at Jenner & Block LLP.
Ms. Shifrin has devoted a significant amount of her practice to pro bono matters, including a first-degree murder trial, a petition for a stay of execution to the Supreme Court of the United States, post-conviction hearings, and appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Ms. Shifrin received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, graduating with a B.A. in History and French. Ms. Shifrin graduated from Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D. degree in 2003, where she was a Senior Editor on the Journal of International Law and Business and worked in the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Ms. Shifrin has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Representative Engagements/Class Actions
Lewis, et al. v. Chase Home Finance LLC (W.D. Wash.)
Connor, et al. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al. (S.D. Cal.)
Anday, et al. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al (C.D. Cal.)
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-4 v. Ferreyra, et al. (Erie Court of Common Pleas, Ohio)
Perez, et al. v. Chase Home Finance LLC (Los Angeles County Superior Court, California)
Pena, et al. v. EMC Mortgage Corporation, et al. (D.N.J.)
Nicholls, et al. v. EMC Mortgage Corporation (D. Mass.)
Marshall County, Oklahoma, County Commissioners ex rel, Marshall County Oklahoma v. Homesales, Inc., et al. (District Court of Marshall County, Oklahoma)
Manson, et al. v. GMAC Mortgage LLC, et al. (D. Mass.)
Christian County Clerk, et al. v. Mortgage Electronic Registration, et al., (W.D. Ky.)
State of Georgia, ex rel. Deborah Saunders and Barry Boswell, et al. v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., et al. (N.D. Ga.)
Gonzalez, et al. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, California)
State of Nevada ex rel. Robert Edward Hager and Andrew J. Ludel, et al. v. Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, et al., Case No. 10-cv-419-RCJ-PAL (D. Nev.)
Freeman v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, Case No. 10 CV 765 (N.D. Ohio)
Vega v. CTX Corp., et al. (D. Nev.)