Marie Bussey-Garza

Associate

Dallas

(214) 462-3085

(214) 462-3299

Recent News:

Class Action Litigators Michael W. McTigue Jr. and Meredith C. Slawe Bring Team to Cozen O'Connor to Spearhead National Class Actions Practice; Recognized White Collar Defense Attorney and Trial Lawyer Mira Baylson Joins

Continuing the firm’s strategic expansion of complex litigation and investigations practices and the premier Technology, Privacy and Data Security Team

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.

 

Experience

News

Class Action Litigators Bring Team to Cozen O'Connor: Michael W. McTigue Jr. and Meredith C. Slawe Spearhead National Class Actions Practice; Recognized White Collar Defense Attorney and Trial Lawyer Mira Baylson Joins

May 27, 2020

Continuing the firm’s strategic expansion of complex litigation and investigations practices and the premier Technology, Privacy and Data Security Team

Publications

Braille Gift Card Rulings Guide Defense Of ADA Claims

May 07, 2020

Meredith Slawe, Mira Baylson, Daniel Brewer and Marie Bussey-Garza co-authored an article for Law360.

International Comparative Legal Guide: USA: Consumer Protection 2020

May 07, 2020

Michael McTigue, Meredith Slawe and Marie Bussey-Garza wrote a chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide.

“Banana Republic Does Not Sell Bananas”: Court Dismisses ADA Gift Card Claims

April 28, 2020

Daniel Brewer, Marie Bussey-Garza, Michael McTigue and Meredith Slawe wrote an article addressing how retailers and restaurant chains are defending against mass litigation in the New York federal courts that challenges gift cards under the ADA and state and local laws.

2nd Circ. Ruling Widens TCPA Autodialer Circuit Split

April 23, 2020

Daniel Brewer and Marie Bussey-Garza contributed an article to Law360.

Second Circuit Decision Widens Circuit Split in TCPA Landscape

April 01, 2020

Meredith Slawe, Michael McTigue, Daniel Brewer and Marie Bussey-Garza contributed to an article posted on Lexology that highlights an important Second Circuit ruling aligned with the Ninth Circuit on the definition of an ATDS under the TCPA.

USA - Pennsylvania: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2020

April 01, 2020

Michael McTigue and Marie Bussey-Garza wrote a chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2020.

Where is the Justice in Criminal Justice?

October 01, 2019

Marie Bussey-Garza co-authored "Where is the justice in criminal justice."

Retail Loyalty Programs Will Survive Calif. Privacy Law

September 26, 2019

Marie Bussey-Garza and Meredith Slawe contributed an article on Law360 addressing how as final 2019 amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act were winding their way through the legislative process in Sacramento early this month, the retail industry watched A.B. 846 with special interest.

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2019

January 01, 2019

Michael McTigue and Marie Bussey-Garza wrote a chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2019.

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2017
  • California State University, Fresno, B.S., 2009
  • University of Texas–Austin, B.B.A., highest honors, 2002
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Villanova Law Chapter of the Order of the Coif, President

Villanova Law Women’s Network, Founding Committee

San Antonio Bar Association

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association

Philadelphia Bar Association