NEW YORK – Natsayi Mawere, a senior associate in Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group, has been selected by National Black Lawyers for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in the state of New York.

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Mawere focuses her practice on the defense of national banks and financial institutions in New York state and federal courts. Her wide-ranging experience in consumer financial services litigation focuses on the defense of national putative class actions, lender liability, consumer fraud, multi-million dollar fee disputes, and violations of federal and state consumer protection statutes and regulations. Mawere also defends non-bank clients in commercial disputes. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mawere’s practice evolved to include counseling national and regional bank clients on garnishments (such issues range from the impact of pandemic-related legislation on processing of garnishments and levies to risk management in light of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s recent enforcement actions in this space).

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