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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. His work includes complex commercial disputes related to mortgage-backed securities, indemnity disputes, and consumer class actions alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices. He also routinely represents clients in disputes involving claims under the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the California Financing Law (CFL).  

Additionally, Mr. Rome represents banks and nonbank financial services providers in cases relating to the National Bank Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act (DIDMCA), the Consumer Finance Protection Act (CFPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Mr. Rome’s recent work includes representing:

  • Financial institutions in complex mortgage-backed securities litigation
     
  • Large national banks in putative class actions related to the charging of overdraft fees
     
  • A fintech platform in a dispute involving laws of numerous states and applicability of the federal preemption of state usury laws
     
  • Numerous lenders in class actions alleging violations of the CARES Act and its implementing regulations
     
  • A leading Property Assessed Clean Energy financing administrator in consumer class actions related to origination, marketing, and structure of PACE financing programs in different jurisdictions  
     
  • A large gaming manufacturer in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)-related litigation involving multi-billion-dollar claims
     
  • A large bank in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigation related to loan servicing
     
  • An online delivery platform in a California unfair competition lawsuit

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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Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010 
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 2007 (Phi Beta Kappa)

Admissions

  • California
  • 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

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