A Partner in Buckley Sandler LLP’s Washington, DC office, Andrew Louis represents consumer financial services clients in state and federal government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation, and internal and external investigations. He also counsels clients in a variety of regulatory and compliance matters related to the provision of consumer financial services.
Mr. Louis’ recent representative matters include:
- Representing bank and consumer finance clients in connection with a variety of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigations, including credit card ancillary (“Add-on”) products, marketing of no cost checking accounts, overdraft fees and opt-in process, and the sale and financing of manufactured homes
- Advising mortgage servicers regarding state and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) limitations on collection of default servicing fees, state Home Owners Association (HOA) superlien statutes, foreclosure process compliance, and foreclosure file reviews
- Advising professional sports teams regarding consumer contractual terms, arbitration provisions, and compliance with consumer protection laws, including UDAP, TILA, and TCPA
- Representing a large Japanese gaming manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts Ltd.
- Defending a lender placed insurance provider in multiple putative consumer class actions
- Defending bank and consumer finance clients in connection with multi-district class actions and claims brought by counties and county recorders challenging the involvement of MERS in non-judicial foreclosures
Mr. Louis also serves as the Chair of the firm’s Associate and Counsel Committee and Regulatory Attorney Committee, and is also a member of the firm’s Charitable Foundation Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Attorney Evaluation Committee, e-Discovery Committee, and Ombuds Committee. His pro bono practice includes representing victims of domestic violence in immigration matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service; representing a client on the autism spectrum in a civil lawsuit related to unconstitutional prison conditions; and assisting low income taxpayers in disputes with the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue.
Before joining Buckley Sandler as a founding member, Mr. Louis was an Associate with Buckley Kolar, LLP and Goodwin Procter, LLP. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University (Order of the Coif; magna cum laude) and his B.A. from Colgate University.
This session discussed the legal risks related to terms and conditions of season passes and tickets, as well as potential triggers for TILA and TCPA liability. This was a closed event.Speaking Engagement
The marketing, sale, and servicing of ancillary or “add-on” products remains an area of focus for the Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB scrutiny began with add-on products sold in connection with credit cards and is now expanding to other industries. Products that have drawn the attention of...Webcast
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2018)—Buckley Sandler LLP represented Universal Entertainment Corporation and its subsidiary Aruze USA, Inc. in securing a $2.632 billion settlement that resolves a six-year lawsuit against Wynn Resorts, Limited. The settlement announced today will resolve all claims...Press Releases
"How teams can mitigate risk of ticket broker suits" by Andrew R. Louis and Daniel Paluch (Sports Litigation Alert)
Ticket brokers — many a fan’s go-to for season passes or hard-to-get tickets for playoff games — have for decades played an integral role in the ticket supply chain. In some cases they have even enjoyed close, informal, and long-lasting relationships with teams across the country. But more recently...Articles
On May 16, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion vacating the Ninth Circuit’s 2014 ruling that a plaintiff had standing under Article III of the Constitution to sue an alleged consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), for alleged procedural violations...Articles
In 2012 and 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released several major reports and held field hearings focused on private student lending and servicing. In addition to recent CFPB activity, on June 25, 2013, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing regarding private student loans at...Articles
Spotlight on Student Lending, Part 1: Facing Increased Regulatory Scrutiny, Student Loan Lenders Prepare for CFPB Examinations
Currently, total outstanding student debt (both federal loans and private loans) has risen to roughly $1.1 trillion dollars. That figure represents an over 50% increase since 2008 and makes student loans the largest source of unsecured consumer debt – surpassing credit cards. At the same time...Articles
- J.D., Georgetown University, 2001 (Order of the Coif; magna cum laude)
- B.A., Colgate University, 1993
- District of Columbia