Practices
-High Stakes Litigation
-Class Actions-Mass Torts
-Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits
-Whistleblower-False Claims Act

Elizabeth Ryan

A partner in the firm, Elizabeth concentrates her practice on class actions and consumer credit litigation, representing consumers in class actions challenging unfair lending practices, and violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes, as well as the representation of relators in qui tam actions.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth has focused on protecting the rights of those victimized by unfair business and lending practices. Prior to joining Bailey & Glasser, Elizabeth was a partner in the consumer litigation firm of Roddy Klein & Ryan, where she represented consumers in both statewide and nationwide class actions. Ms. Ryan began her career as a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services in Washington D.C., after serving as law clerk to Judge Nan Huhn of the D.C. Superior Court. Elizabeth was Consumer Law Fellow at the National Consumer Law Center.

Professional Involvement

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, 1986

Memberships and Affiliations
National Association of Consumer Advocates (2004 to present)
Women's Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project

Publications
Contributing Author: Repossession & Foreclosures (National Consumer Law Center, 5th ed. 2002), and Consumer Credit Law Manual (National Consumer Law Center, 2003 - 2010).

Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, 1996

Cases

Household Lending Litigation
$172 million settlement on behalf of nationwide class of home mortgage borrowers injured by predatory mortgage lending practices.

Curry v. Fairbanks Capital Corporation
$55 million settlement on behalf of nationwide class of borrowers subject to predatory loan servicing practices.

Hall v. Capital One Auto Finance
$37 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners sent allegedly flawed repossession notices.

Lowe v. Ford Motor Credit
$22 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners subject to flawed repossession practices.

Malacky v. Huntington National Bank
$15 million settlement in favor of state-wide class of car owners sent flawed repossession notices.

Cooley v. F.N.B. Corporation
$14 million settlement on behalf of state-wide class of car owners allegedly deprived of postrepossession disclosures.

US ex rel. Constance Conrad v. Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
$24.5 million paid to settle civil portion of qui tam claims that Forest sold unapproved thyroid drug.

Conrad v. Schwarz Pharma Inc.
$22 million settlement resolving civil portion of qui tam allegations that Schwarz and others submitted false quarterly reports to the government related to a pair of drugs.

US ex rel. Constance Conrad v. Eon Labs, Inc.
$3.48 million qui tam settlement resolving civil claims that Eon misrepresented the Medicaid eligibility of its oral nitroglycerin products.

Stein, Stafford v. Schering-Plough Corp.
$56 million paid to settle civil portion of qui tam claims that Schering-Plough marketed drugs off-label for uses that had not been approved by the FDA.

Education

  • J.D., 1985 - Catholic University
  • B.A., 1981 - College of the Holy Cross