Representative Matters

Sherry Xia is an adept litigator and counselor with a broad practice. She has represented financial services institutions for over a decade in a variety of forums—ranging from private mediation to state and federal court—and in all stages of litigation, including trials and appeals. She excels at navigating the ever-evolving legal and regulatory landscape, with extensive experience in banking, fair lending, consumer transactions, cybersecurity, insurance coverage, and complex commercial disputes.

In addition to her litigation experience, Sherry served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at First Republic Bank, which is now part of JP Morgan Chase. She was the lead consumer lending product attorney for the East Coast, providing daily counsel to senior leaders, operations, and business lines on litigation strategy, corporate exposure, compliance issues, and crisis management.

Sherry’s clients benefit from her ability to navigate uncertainty with both analytical rigor and practical know-how. All client matters—big and small—command the same level of care and attention to detail.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Lawyers Guild
    • New York Parole Preparation Project, 2020 – 2023
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Co-Counsel, 2016 – 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for McKinsey & Company’s Minority Management Accelerator Program, 2023
  • Recipient of the First Republic Bank's Eagle Appreciation Award for contributions to the community, 2023

Representative Matters

  • Obtained dismissal of several lawsuits alleging violations of FCRA, RESPA, and mortgage fraud.
  • Successfully obtained numerous appellate decisions favorable to client regarding issues of standing, personal jurisdiction, fraud, breach of contract, and contractual and statutory pre-suit requisites. Additionally, successfully appealed a novel issue of insurance coverage before the Connecticut Supreme Court, setting a new legal precedent.
  • First-chaired evidentiary hearings, including obtaining a winning result on behalf of a client in a mortgage fraud case.


  • "Trust Training: Underwriting Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts for Consumer Loans," Client Program, Webinar, September 2022


Sherry is the first member of her family to join the legal profession. She can converse in Mandarin and is an avid runner, completing the NYC (2019, 2021) and Chicago (2022) marathons.

Community/Civic Activities

  • New York Road Runners


J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2012

B.S., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007