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Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Class and Collective Action Litigation

 



Education

UCLA School of Law

  • J.D. 2012
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
  • Supreme Court Clinic
  • Hagman Scholar

Chapman University

  • B.A. Political Science 2009,
    magna cum laude
  • Henley Scholar
  • Dean’s List and Honors Society

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
  • California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal
  • Georgia Supreme Court and
    Court of Appeals

Abigail Stecker Romero

Abigail Stecker Romero is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on counseling and representing businesses in employment and complex-commercial disputes. She regularly defends clients in class action, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, and consumer-protection litigation. She also counsels clients being investigated by the EEOC and similar state agencies. Abigail has extensive trial- and appellate-court experience involving claims for unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Her clients have ranged from banks and alternative lenders to telecommunication conglomerates and chemical companies.

Abigail has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine.

Prior to entering private practice, Abigail attended UCLA School of Law, where she was selected to join the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. During law school, she externed for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and clerked for the Office of the California Attorney General. Prior to law school, Abigail graduated magna cum laude from Chapman University.

  • Obtained nationwide injunction prohibiting client’s largest competitor from engaging in various types of unfair competition.
  • Represented chemical company in toxic tort litigation. Obtained summary judgment on all claims.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 150 company in various Telephone Consumer Protection Act matters in federal courts and arbitration proceedings across the country.
  • Regularly defends companies against class actions alleging failure to compensate for overtime and work-related expenses.
  • Represented consumer-lending conglomerate in high-stakes Texas and Georgia litigation involving theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, and tortious interference with current and prospective business relations.
  • Defended restaurant against allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, and violation of California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
  • Successfully prosecuted claims under the Lanham Act and analogous state laws on behalf of numerous clients. In each matter, obtained compensation for client and agreement from defendant not to use clients’ trademarks in the future.
  • Defended banks and national associations in litigation involving alleged violations of the Truth-In-Lending Act, Regulation Z, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Billing Act, California Rosenthal Act, California Unfair Competition Law, and various other consumer protection statutes. In each matter, obtained dismissal on first motion, summary judgment, or favorable settlement.
  • Greg Land, Injunction Bars TitleMax from DMV Records, Rivals’ Stores, Fulton County Daily Report, June 10, 2015
  • Greg Land, Greenberg Traurig is Disqualified in 2 TitleMax Suits, Fulton County Daily Report, March 24, 2015
  • Aebra Coe, Greenberg Traurig DQ’d For Conflict In Auto Title Loan Row, Law360, March 4, 2015
  • Groshek v. Time Warner Cable Inc., 865 F.3d 884 (7th Cir. 2017)
  • In re TMX Finance of Texas, Inc., 472 S.W.3d 864 (Texas Ct. App. 2015)
  • S. ex. rel. Powell v. American Intercontinental University, Inc., Case No. 1:08-CF-02277-RWS, 2014 WL 4829206 (N.D. Ga. Sept. 29, 2014)
  • Nguyen v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 5:12-CV-04183-PSG, 2014 WL 207105 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 16, 2014)
  • Nguyen v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 5:12-CV-04183-PSG, 2013 WL 2146606 (N.D. Cal. May 15, 2013)
  • Creating a Carbon Sequestration Right: A Legal Tool to Enhance the Use of Forest-Based Carbon Offsets,18 Hastings -NW. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 293 (2012)

• Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine

  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • UCLA School of Law Alumni Association
  • Chapman University Alumni Association