Andrew J. Narod

Andrew J. Narod

Partner

Expertise

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Auto Finance
  • Class Actions

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
D.C., U.S.A.

Profile

Andrew Narod is an experienced litigator who represents bank and non-bank financial services institutions and other types of businesses in class-action litigation, complex commercial litigation, and other high-profile litigation disputes nationwide. His clients entrust him to navigate some of their most sensitive litigation matters in some of the most difficult venues in the country.

A considerable amount of Andrew’s practice is devoted to representing bank and non-bank financial services entities in class-action litigation and other consumer litigation matters. His clients include auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, mortgage originators, small-dollar lenders, credit card issuers, national banks, and others in the financial services space. While his practice is national in scope, Andrew frequently represents clients in Virginia, including the Eastern District of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He has particular experience defending his clients against state law claims arising under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act, and others, and has litigated cases arising under various federal laws, including FCRA, TCPA, RESPA, and the FDCPA. Andrew also has developed experience in representing clients in indemnification disputes related to residential mortgage-backed securities.

Andrew devotes a significant portion of his financial services practice to advising his clients regarding compliance with federal and state regulations. He assists fintech companies in navigating novel regulatory questions, guides mortgage servicers through compliance regarding new state laws, and provides strategy guidance to multiple clients concerning TCPA compliance.

Beyond his financial services practice, Andrew maintains a robust general civil litigation practice that spans a wide spectrum of substantive areas. He has litigated class-action matters brought under state and federal consumer protection statutes in multiple jurisdictions nationwide. In addition, he has litigated disputes concerning contracts, including commercial leases, intellectual property and trade secrets, insurance products, government contracts, real estate and land use, construction, RICO, commercial fraud, bankruptcy, antitrust, and residential mortgage-backed securities.

Andrew has represented clients at trial in multiple states and has argued before numerous state and federal courts, both trial and appellate.

Outside of his billable work, Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented multiple immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, including domestic violence victims and children.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2009
  • Virginia, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2012
  • West Virginia, 2017

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2009, cum laude; Mock Trial Honor Society
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 2006, University Honors Citation; QUEST Business Honors Program
Areas of Practice

Auto Finance | Banking and Financial Services | Class Actions | Credit Card Services | Cybersecurity and Privacy | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigaton | Fintech | Payment Systems | Payments | Privacy, Security, and Innovation | Small Dollar and Unsecured Consumer Lending

Articles

W. Va. Consumer Law Changes Offer Help For Finance Cos.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, May 2021

On March 29, in a development that provides some measure of relief to businesses operating in West Virginia, particularly within the financial services industry, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law amendments to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, or WVCCPA...