Consumer Finance Partner Joins Blank Rome in Washington, DC | News


Washington, DC, January 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that R. Andrew “Andy” Arculin has joined the Washington, DC office as a Partner in Institutional Litigation financial and regulatory compliance. practice group (“FILARC”). At Blank Rome, Andy will advise clients on a wide range of federal and state consumer protection laws relating to mortgages and consumer credit. Andy joined Blank Rome from Venable LLP where he was chairman of the firm’s financial services practice.

Prior to practicing in the private sector, Andy was a Senior Counsel in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Regulatory Office, where he helped establish and enforce a multitude of CFPB rules and regulations under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”), Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and other federal laws. He has been a senior lawyer for various CFPB regulations and has played a key role at CFPB in educating the public and industry leaders on CFPB regulations.

“Andy’s past experience at CFPB, coupled with his experience in private practice, positions him well to represent our clients on many aspects of consumer credit law,” said Grant S. Palmer, Managing Partner and CEO by Blank Rome. “Andy is another remarkable lawyer that we have added to our firm over the past year, and he will be an invaluable resource for our clients, a great addition to our DC team, and greatly enhance our FILARC practice.”

Andy regularly advises financial institutions, non-bank lenders, consumer news agencies, and technology companies (and their suppliers) on a range of issues ranging from regulatory compliance, civil law enforcement and transactions. . He often provides advice regarding consumer credit laws and regulations, including TILA, ECOA, RESPA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”), Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices (“UDAAP”) and other federal and state laws and regulations.

“Andy was one of the first members of CFPB and we are delighted to add an alumnus of the office to the team,” said Wayne Streibich, president of the FILARC practice of Blank Rome. “With a focus on consumer loans, Andy’s work ranges from early stage business development to specific product advice, M&A due diligence, and all. the rest. His tenure at CFPB and his experience working with innovative business lending platforms in the evolving FinTech market is a unique asset to our practice and our clients as we kick off the new year.

“Blank Rome is a perfect fit for my practice, both in terms of culture and business opportunities. I am excited about the firm’s multi-service platform and look forward to working with others in the FILARC practice, as well as the firm’s talented litigators. In addition, the firm is growing strategically and I look forward to helping expand regulatory practice in DC, ”said Arculin.

Andy often serves as a thought leader on topics such as consumer lending, FinTech, and mortgage banking. He is also an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Andy received his JD, cum laude, from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, and his BA from the University of Virginia.

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