Jonathan M. Robbin

Biography

Jonathan Robbin concentrates his practice on complex commercial and consumer financial service litigation including class action and appellate work.

Jonathan regularly represents and counsels lenders and financial institutions in a variety of litigation matters in federal, bankruptcy, and state courts across the country, handling all phases of litigation, from the initial investigation through trial and appeal. He has extensive experience representing complex consumer class actions in both state and federal court and defending claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, RICO, TILA, RESPA, ECOA, state law UDAP claims, and a variety of common law servicing related claims.

Jonathan also advises businesses and startup companies on copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters.

While in law school, Jonathan was an articles editor for the Emory Law Journal. He is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Experience

  • Gallego v. Northland Group Inc. 814 F.3d 123 (2d Cir. 2016) Second Circuit affirmed a District Court order of dismissal of a would-be class action against Northland Group, Inc. and held that violations of state and local debt collection statutes are not per se violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
  • Stewart Title Ins. Co. v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon, 2017 NY Slip Op 06929, 154 A.D.3d 656, 61 N.Y.S.3d 634 (2d Dept. Oct. 4, 2017) Appeal affirming dismissal of Third Party claim and holding that that the Statute of Limitations to enforce a mortgage had not expired despite language in the default notice that if the default is not cured, the mortgage “will be accelerated.
  • Scaturro v. Northland Grp., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44015 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2017) Obtained dismissal of a purported Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class action.
  • Pennymac Holdings, LLC v Tomanelli, 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3344 (2d Dep't May 4, 2016) Second Department affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment on the foreclosure action.
  • Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v Karlis, 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2833 (2d Dep't Apr. 20, 2016) Second Department affirmed the lower court’s denial of motion to vacate judgment and extend time to answer.
  • Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. v. United Gen. Tit. Ins. Co., 109 A.D.3d 950 (2d Dep't 2013) Obtained reversal of Lower Court’s determination on motion for summary judgment holding that title insurer was not entitled to summary judgment in an insured lender's action for breach of an insurance contract.
  • Moukengeschaie v. Eltman, Eltman & Cooper, P.C., LVNV Funding and Resurgent Capital Services, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43725 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2016) Obtained partial dismissal of Class Action alleging FDCPA claims.
  • Stern v. Northland Group, 1:15-cv-03833-KAM (E.D.N.Y) Class action alleging FDCPA violations for attempting to collect credit card debt by unauthorized phone calls. Action voluntarily withdrawn following pre-motion to dismiss letter to Court.
  • Morawski v. Midland Credit et al, 2:15-cv-05353 (SD) (E.D. Pa.) Action voluntarily withdrawn after motion filed.
  • Markovskaya v. Am. Home Mortg. Servicing, Inc., 867 F. Supp. 2d 340, 344 (E.D.N.Y. 2012) Obtained grant of summary judgment on FCRA claim.

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Affiliations

Professional Activities

Jonathan is a board member of 27 Group LLC.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • Colgate University, BA, cum laude
  • Emory University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif