Andrew Louis represents consumer financial services clients in a wide range of matters, including government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation, regulatory examinations, and internal 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 a variety of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigations, including those focused on remittance transfers, credit card ancillary (“Add-On”) products, marketing of no cost checking accounts, overdraft products and services, and the sale and financing of manufactured homes
- Advising mortgage servicers regarding state restrictions on the collection of default servicing fees, state Home Owners Association (HOA) superlien statutes, and foreclosure process compliance
- Counseling professional sports teams regarding ticket and season pass terms, arbitration clauses, class action waivers, unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) prohibitions, and compliance with various consumer protection laws, such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and state and federal anti-solicitations laws, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), and state-law corollaries
- Representing Universal Entertainment Corporation (UEC), a large Japanese gaming company, and its subsidiary Aruze USA, Inc., in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts, Ltd, involving multi-billion dollar claims and related parallel matters that resulted in a $2.6 billion settlement for clients UEC and Aruze USA, Inc. a month before trial
- Defending lender placed insurance provider in multiple putative consumer class actions
- Representing 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 nonjudicial foreclosures
- Representing pro bono victims of domestic violence in immigration matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, a former inmate on the autism spectrum in a civil lawsuit related to unconstitutional prison conditions, and low income taxpayers in a dispute with the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue regarding improper denials of property tax abatement
Mr. Louis also serves as the firm’s General Counsel, providing counsel and advice to firm management and lawyers on a wide range of legal and risk management issues, including ethics, conflicts and loss prevention. Mr. Louis is also a member of the firm’s charitable foundation, Pro Bono, and E-Discovery Committees.
Before joining Buckley at its inception, Mr. Louis was an Associate with Buckley Kolar and Goodwin Procter. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University (Order of the Coif; magna cum laude) and his B.A. from Colgate University.
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
"Betting on sports wagering? Double down on licensing prep" by Andrew R. Louis, Kathryn L. Ryan, and Brian W. Bartholomay (Sports Litigation Alert)
Sports betting has flourished in the year since a Supreme Court decision gave states the right to legalize it, with eight states now offering some form of sports betting and almost 30 in various stages of weighing legislation that would do so. Some of the new players are borrowing from existing...Articles
"Improving your odds on the gambling frontier" by Andrew R. Louis, Kathryn L. Ryan, and Tim Lange (SportsBusiness Journal)
The Supreme Court has laid the groundwork for sports betting in any state that wants it, but those predicting an imminent land grab by betting houses may not fully appreciate the deliberate and occasionally painstaking process that most states will likely implement. Careful planning now to...Articles
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
- J.D., Georgetown University, 2001 (Order of the Coif; magna cum laude)
- B.A., Colgate University, 1993
- District of Columbia