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Overview

Marci counsels national and local providers of consumer credit on regulatory and litigation matters.

She has experience with the Wisconsin Consumer Act, the Wisconsin Credit Union Act and Wisconsin’s other consumer credit statutes, including those governing licensed lending, payday lending, auto title lending, motor vehicle sales financing, debt collection and loan by mail. She also advises on Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code (negotiable instruments) and federal consumer protection laws, including the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Regulation Z, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Clients regularly call on Marci to help navigate the myriad regulations that affect their business activities and to represent them in front of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, including the Office of Credit Unions. Additionally, Marci builds and reviews forms for compliance with the numerous state and federal consumer financial services statutes and regulations, and she has experience in preparing and reviewing third-party and vendor contracts for credit unions and other financial companies.

In addition to providing compliance and regulatory advice to clients, Marci defends providers of consumer credit in all aspects of litigation. She handles pretrial practice such as discovery, dispositive motion practice, mediation and negotiation of settlement agreements, as well as trial and appeal work.

Marci currently serves as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee.

Before joining the firm, Marci served as an intern to Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel and to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Prior to law school, Marci worked on several statewide campaigns, including the campaigns of Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates. She also served as an aide to a U.S. congressman, researching legislation and education policy. Additionally, Marci was an original member of a successful startup political consulting, public relations and grassroots campaigning firm.


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Recognition

  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin
    • Political Science and Communication Arts
    • with distinction

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Basics Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association, Former Young Lawyer Liaison to Truth in Lending Subcommittee
  • American Financial Services Association, State Government Affairs Committee
  • State Bar of Wisconsin