Walter J. Buzzetta

Walter Buzzetta

Overview

Walter Buzzetta concentrates his practice on mortgage lending and financial services litigation, with a primary focus on claims against financial services companies, including claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), as well as class action, civil RICO, deceptive trade practices, fraud and antitrust challenges. He is experienced in counseling financial services companies on strategic planning, risk assessment, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. Walter also represents clients in resolving contested lien priorities, chain of title issues and title insurance disputes.

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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Education
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “State-by-State Survey on Important Case Law, Litigation Trends, New Statutes, Statute of Limitations Issues and More,” ACI’s Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement National Forum
  • Panelist, “Mortgage Servicer Roundtable,” ACI’s Bank & Non-Bank Mortgage Servicing Compliance Forum
  • Presenter, “Establishing Standing, Defending Against Persisting Claims Relating to MERS, Overcoming Contested Foreclosures and Responding to Borrower Counterclaims and Stall Tactics,” ACI’s Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement National Forum
  • Presenter, “Residential Mortgages: Assessing the Impact of Jesinoski, Litigation Trends Relating to Loan Mods, Loan Servicing, Lender-Placed Insurance, RMBS, and More Forelcosure Challenges Tied to Statute of Limitations, and the Ongoing Impact of the CFPB’s Mortgage Rules,” ACI’s Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation National Conference
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Recognition

  • Duke University School of Law Pro Bono Service Award
  • North Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award
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