Anthony Sharett is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in BakerHostetler's Columbus office and Vice-chair of the Financial Services Industry Group. Sharett focuses his litigation practice on consumer financial services and litigation and regulatory enforcement. He has successfully defended lawsuits including class actions relating to FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA laws and state consumer statutes. Sharett also counsels clients through Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement actions though resolution. He is lead counsel for the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association. Sharett is the lead author for the Mortgage Bankers Association's Compliance Essentials® resource concerning the Dodd-Frank Section 342 Diversity and Inclusion guidelines. Sharett has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation. As a former attorney with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Sharett has extensive knowledge of the banking, mortgage, credit union, and specialty finance industries.