Joann Needleman

Joann Needleman

Leading consumer financial services and collections law attorney Joann Needleman has joined Clark Hill’s Philadelphia office. Needleman will lead Clark Hill’s Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance group. Needleman has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, successfully defending creditors against claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act as well as state statutes. She provides counsel, consultation and litigation services to financial institutions, law firms and debt buyers throughout the country.

Needleman is the current President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA). She also serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Consumer Advisory Board.

Joe Donley, Member-in-Charge of the firm’s Philadelphia office, said “We are pleased to welcome Joann to our firm and Philadelphia office. Joann is a recognized leader in consumer financial services regulation and compliance, and her unique experience will be an asset to the continued growth of our firm and our clients.”

Needleman earned her J.D. from Widener School of Law and B.A. from Temple University.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


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Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 300 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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