Marie represents clients in complex litigation matters, with a particular focus on defending class actions. She represents leading businesses across industries, including retail, financial services, hospitality, communications, and manufacturing, in cases in courts across the country. Many of these cases raise claims challenging business practices, including advertising, marketing, pricing, the collection/retention/dissemination of consumer data, credit reporting, pricing, and marketing and informational telephone calls and text messages. Marie also assists companies with privacy compliance, including efforts related to the California Consumer Privacy Act, and counsels clients on best practices with respect to state-of-the-art terms and conditions, arbitration provisions, privacy policies, and other consumer contracts. In addition, Marie maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on assisting survivors of commercial sexual exploitation with their complex and varied legal needs. She has also been a guest lecturer at Villanova University School of Law.
Marie earned her B.B.A. with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin, her B.S. from California State University, Fresno, and her law degree, summa cum laude, from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she graduated first in her class. During law school, Marie served as managing editor of Tolle Lege for the Villanova Law Review, was selected to the Order of the Coif, and received numerous awards, including the Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service and the Herman Mitchell Schwartz Award for her contributions to the achievement and equality of opportunity and treatment of women. In addition, she was a finalist in the Reimel Moot Court Competition, where she earned honors for Best Brief and Best Oralist. She also interned for the Honorable Michael M. Baylson, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.