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Practice Areas

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

 



Education

UCLA School of Law

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

Chapman University

  • B.A. Political Science 2009,
    magna cum laude
  • Henley Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of California

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
  • California State Courts
  • Georgia State Courts

Abigail Stecker Romero

Abigail Stecker Romero is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on counseling and representing businesses in employment, privacy, and complex-commercial disputes. She regularly defends clients in class action, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, and consumer-protection and privacy 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.

  • In matter of first impression in Seventh Circuit regarding Article III’s standing requirements post-Spokeo, obtained order affirming dismissal of Fair Credit Reporting Act claim, then successfully defeated petition for certiorari to Supreme Court of United States despite existence of circuit split.
  • Successfully defeated class certification on several novel grounds (including Ruler 23’s numerosity requirement) in hotly contested “wrong number” Telephone Consumer Protection Act dispute after half-day evidentiary hearing.
  • Defeated numerous motions to remand in cases removed pursuant to Class Action Fairness Act.
  • 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 enforced numerous agreements to arbitrate in the employment and consumer-facing context.
  • 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.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of Illinois Biometric Privacy Act class action on behalf of industry leading payment-services company.
  • Allison Grande, Job Seeker Tells High Court FCRA Rows Not Nixed by Spokeo, Law360, November 13, 2017
  • Melilissa Daniels, TWC, Great Lakes Suits Lack Standing Post-Spokeo: 7th Circ., Law360, August 1, 2017
  • Shayna Posses, Spokeo Doesn’t Doom Credit Check Claims, 7th Circ. Hears, Law360, November 29, 2016
  • 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
  • Rahmatullah v. Charter Communications, LLC, No. EDCV 20-354, 2020 WL 4014746 (C.D. Cal. July 15, 2020)
  • Cody v. Charter Communications, LLC, No. 17-cv-7118, 2020 WL 3639935 (S.D.N.Y. July 6, 2020)
  • Taglione v. Charter Communications, LLC, No. 2:19-cv-528, 2020 WL 2769607 (S.D. Ohio May 28, 2020)
  • Heartland Payment Systems, LLC v. Stockwell, — F. Supp. 3d —-, 2020 WL 11129861 (N.D. Ga. 2020)
  • Swift v. TWC Administration, LLC, No. 16-cv-407, 2019 WL 4861026 (W.D.N.Y. Oct. 2, 2019)
  • Sliwa v. Bright House Networks, LLC, 333 F.R.D. 255 (M.D. Fla. 2019)
  • Guyette v. Charter Communications, Inc., 403 F. Supp. 3d 1349 (N.D. Ga. 2019)
  • Nixon v. TWC Administration, LLC, No. 16-cv-1428348, 2019 WL 1428348 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 29, 2019)
  • Cunningham v. TWC Administration LLC, No. 3:16-cv-3904, 2019 WL 311825 (D.S.C. Jan. 24, 2019)
  • Thompson v. TWC Administration LLC, No. 3:16-cv-3903, 2019 WL 311824 (D.S.C. Jan. 24, 2019)
  • Williams v. TWC Administration LLC, No. 3:16-cv-3902, 2019 WL 181292 (D.S.C. Jan. 24, 2019)
  • Groshek v. Time Warner Cable Inc., 865 F.3d 884 (7th Cir. 2017)
  • Landry v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., No. 16-cv-507, 2017 WL 3431959 (D.N.H. Aug. 9, 2017)
  • Poet v. Time Warner, Inc., No. 16-7930, 2017 WL 8180588 (C.D. Cal. July 6, 2017)
  • Bowden v. Bright House Networks, LLC, No. 2:16-cv-57343, 2017 WLL 57343 (N.D. Ala. Jan. 5, 2017)
  • Reynolds v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., No. 16-CV-6165W, 2017 WL 362025 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2017)
  • Errington v. Time Warner Cable Inc., No. 2:15-cv-02196, 2016 WL 2930696 (C.D. Cal. May 18, 2016)
  • In re TMX Finance of Texas, Inc., 472 S.W.3d 864 (Tex. App. 2015)
  • U.S. ex. rel. Powell v. American Intercontinental University, Inc., 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)
  • 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 in 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • Lecturer (Pre-Law Seminar), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • UCLA School of Law Alumni Association
  • Chapman University Alumni Association