Michael A. Rome is Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Rome represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of litigation and government enforcement matters. Michael’s work includes cases involving mortgage-backed securities, mortgage fraud, the Consumer Finance Protection Act (CFPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and state and federal employment law statutes. Michael also counsels clients on risk management strategies and compliance with regulations affecting the financial services industry.
Before joining Buckley, Mr. Rome was an Associate at Morgan Lewis, where he represented employers in employment litigation matters, including matters involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and breach of employment contract.
Mr. Rome’s recent representations include:
- Defending financial institutions in complex mortgage-backed securities litigation
- Representing a large gaming manufacturer in FCPA-related litigation involving multi-billion dollar claims
- Representing a large bank in a CFPB investigation related to loan servicing
- Representing individuals in international commercial fraud litigation
- Defending litigation and government investigations of entities regarding down payment assistance and alleged mortgage fraud
Mr. Rome received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Davis in 2007 (Phi Beta Kappa).
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Buckley Sandler LLP today announced the promotion of six associates in three of its offices to counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2018. “These six attorneys have worked diligently on behalf of our clients and are well deserving of promotion to counsel, “ said Andrew L...Press Releases
"What constitutes reasonable security per Calif. privacy law?" by Amanda R. Lawrence, Michael A. Rome, and James C. Chou (Law360)
California Consumer Privacy Act compliance has been focused on developing the policies, procedures and infrastructure to support new privacy rights for California residents, which include, among other things, the right to know what personal information companies have on them, the right to delete...Articles
"Battle over business interruption coverage already underway" by Fredrick S. Levin, Michael A. Rome, and Ali M. Abugheida (Law360)
Businesses across the country are reviewing their insurance policies to assess whether they have valid claims against losses suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government shutdown directives. Two types of insurance coverage are particularly relevant: business interruption...Articles
"Preparing for private right of action under Calif. privacy law" by Amanda R. Lawrence and Michael A. Rome (Law360)
The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect at the beginning of this year, and while the California attorney general will not begin enforcing it until July, the private right of action that the CCPA created is available to consumers now. The CCPA expressly provides for a private right of...Articles
Data breaches are back in the news in a big way. Over the past several weeks alone, prominent hotel chains, online platforms and retailers announced significant data breaches. Unsurprisingly, in the aftermath of these disclosures, consumers filed class actions alleging that the data breaches...Articles
"The rise and fall of statistical sampling in RMBS cases" by Amanda Lawrence and Michael A. Rome (Law360)
The 2008 mortgage crisis prompted a wave of residential mortgage-backed securities and repurchase litigation as trustees, certificate holders (i.e. investors), monoline insurers, securitizers and other stakeholders pursued claims related to loans securitized in RMBS trusts. One of the hallmarks of...Articles
Amanda Lawrence and Michael A. Rome Authored a Law360 Article, "The Great Class Action Ascertainability Debate"
In recent years, courts have divided sharply over whether or not Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure creates an implicit requirement that a class must be ascertainable in order to be certified. This article addresses the meaning of ascertainability, the circuit split over whether and to...Articles
- J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
- B.A., University of California, Davis, 2007 (Phi Beta Kappa)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California