Diane A. Bettino

Diane is the managing partner of the Princeton Office, and a member of the Financial Industry Group. She practices in the area of Financial Services Litigation and concentrates her practice in complex state and federal litigation, including residential mortgage lending, auto finance, insurance products and equipment finance. She has defended such consumer based claims in class actions, mass actions, government investigations and single consumer claims. Her experience also includes assisting the firm’s financial services clients in achieving settlements of numerous cases involving the Option ARM product, recovering substantial sums wrongfully taken through fraudulent mortgage schemes, and obtaining favorable closure in matters involving numerous claims of alleged fraud for overcharges relating to excess wear and damage on returned lease vehicles.

In addition to her concentration in financial services litigation, Diane has successfully represented clients on a variety of litigation matters in areas of data security, medical billing, commercial litigation, environmental law and school law. Diane also represents clients before regulatory agencies, including state Attorney Generals, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and the Division of Consumer Affairs.

Diane has authored numerous amicus briefs on behalf of various trade associations on issues such as the interpretation of overlapping regulatory schemes. She also regularly lectures on topics pertaining to the consumer financial services industry.

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Areas of Practice 1) Financial Industry Group, 2) International Arbitration, 3) Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 4) Financial Services Litigation, 5) U.S. Financial Services Litigation, 6) Data Privacy, 7) Security, 8) and Management and 9) Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Law School William & Mary School of Law, 1991, J.D.
Education Temple University, 1986, B.A.
Bar Member / Association New Jersey State Bar Association, Pennsylvania State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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