Jeff Karek practices as a senior litigation attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation, and Appellate groups. He has substantial experience in defending consumer finance lawsuits in both state and federal trial courts, and on appeal. Such litigation includes allegations brought under TILA, HOEPA, RESPA, FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, and state consumer protection statutes, including in the defense of putative class actions.
Jeff received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University.
His published articles include:
» “4th Circuit Holds Tax Payment Agreement Subject to TILA and EFTA,” Business Law Today, Month-In-Brief, March 2019;
» “Sixth Circuit Rejects Account NSF Claims,” Business Law Today, Month-In-Brief, July 2018;
» “SCOTUS Rules Credit Card Company’s Anti-Steering Rules Did Not Violate Antitrust Law,” Business Law Today, Month-In-Brief, July 2018;
» “Preemption Developments: Early Implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act Amendments Affecting National Banks and Federal Savings Banks,” Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, Vol. 31, No. 1 (January 2012).
Jeff is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
He is a member of the national Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, RMA International, the ACA International Members Attorney Program, as well as the American and Chicago Bar Associations.