Heather Adams is counsel in the firm's Litigation & Trial Practice Group. Heather is experienced in financial services, products liability, antitrust, corporate governance and securities litigation. She specializes in handling the defense of class actions in the areas of antitrust, financial services, mass torts, employment and securities fraud. Her clients operate in a wide range of industries, including financial, mortgage, pharmaceutical, health care, information technology, manufacturing and software.
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, she was a partner at one of the largest law firms in Raleigh, N.C. From 2004-2005, she served as general counsel of Sageworks, Inc., a software company headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.
Ms. Adams has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Triangle Business Leader, Legal Elite by Business North Carolina, and a Rising Star by Benchmark Litigation and NC Super Lawyers.
- Representation of mortgage lenders, insurers, and servicers; consumer lenders; and banks and other financial services companies in actions involving claims arising under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), state unfair or deceptive trade practices acts, and predatory lending and usury statutes as well as internal and government investigations.
- Representation of pharmaceutical companies and food and drink manufacturers in cases involving allegations of bid rigging.
- Representation of a national manufacturing company in a price fixing and market allocation antitrust class action multi-district litigation.
- Representation of a national mortgage lender in a false advertising class action.
- Representation of a Fortune 50 technology company in a series of consumer class actions alleging violation of various state unfair or deceptive trade practices acts arising out of sales of consumer electronic products.
"Courts in Recent Decisions Consider Applicability of Safe Harbor Protection to Statements Known to be False," Notes Bearing Interest, Volume 33, No.1, November 2011.