Michele L. Stocker: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Michele L. Stocker

Chair, Financial Services Litigation Practice
Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Labor & Employment
Contact InfoTelephone: 954.768.8271
Fax: 954.765.1477
University Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 1987
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 1990 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Admitted1991, New York; 1995, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Memberships National Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee).
BornMandeville, Jamaica, December 4, 1965

Michele L. Stocker is a commercial litigator with a broad range of experience representing clients in the financial services industry including local and national banks, consumer finance companies, mortgage bankers, credit card companies, and third-party debt collectors. She also regularly advises clients in employment-related matters involving discrimination, harassment, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour issues.

Areas of Concentration

· Fair Credit Reporting Act

· Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

· Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z

· Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

· Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

· Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

· Loan Origination and Servicing Issues

· Contested Mortgage Foreclosures

· Consumer Fraud

· Identity Theft

· Predatory Lending

· Force-Placed Insurance

· Employment Discrimination

· Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment

· Non-Competition/Restrictive Covenant Agreements

· Wage and Hour Issues

· Class Action Defense

Professional & Community Involvement

· Board of Governors Member, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale - Nova SouthEastern University

· Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee

· Member, National Bar Association

· Board Member, Intercoastal Division, Children's Home Society of Florida

· Board Member, Crockett Foundation

· Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

· State of Florida Compliance Chair, American Collectors International, 2005-2010

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2014

· Recipient, "2013 Top Hat Salute to Women of Achievement Award'" Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 9, 2013

· Featured, The Diversity Journal's "11th Annual Women Worth Watching Issue, 2013," September/October 2012

· Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Commercial Litigation, 2012

· Recipient, "2012 Glass Ceiling Award," The Florida Women's Conference - National Diversity Council, March 2012

· Recipient, "Love For Literacy Gala Honoree," Love for Literacy Gala, Crockett Foundation Inc., March 2012

· Team Member, Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011

· Listed, Business Leader magazine "South Florida's Women Extraordinaire," 2011

· Listed, "South Florida's 100 Most Accomplished Black's in Law" ICABA, 2009

· Profiled, Who's Who in Black South Florida, "South Florida's Most Influential," 2007

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications


· Co-Author, "What To Know About Fla.'s New Fast-Track Foreclosure Law," Law360, August 9, 2013

· Co-Author, "Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Renders Important Decision Holding That Consumers Must File Suit to Trigger Rescission Rights Under Truth in Lending Act," GT Alert, July 27, 2012

· Author, "The Changing Landscape of the Business Records Exception under Florida Law and its Impact on Florida Foreclosures," GT Alert, 2011

Speaking Engagements

· Panelist, "Defending Your Company Against Individual Cases," Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Palm Springs, CA, May 20, 2012

· Speaker, "Perceptions of Assertive Women," South Florida Women in Leadership Symposium, Florida Diversity Council, October 7, 2011

· Speaker, American Institute Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conference, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012


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Florida's New Fast Track Foreclosure Law Creates Additional Requirements for Lenders and Mortgage Servicers
Cory W. Eichhorn,Michele L. Stocker, July 19, 2013
According to the Florida House of Representatives, the State of Florida has been negatively impacted by the national foreclosure crisis, and, as a result, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature want to minimize the impact upon the judicial branch both in terms of funding and caseload. It...

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Michele L. Stocker

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000
Fort LauderdaleFL 33301


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