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Andrew S. Wein is a regulatory, litigation, and corporate attorney who represents financial services clients. His national practice focuses primarily on mortgage companies and other consumer financial institutions, assisting them with both litigation and regulatory compliance. Andrew handles litigation and regulatory issues arising out of federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, and the Home Affordable Modification Program.

On the regulatory side, Andrew’s experience includes proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the New York Department of Financial Services. In addition, Andrew has deep experience with all facets of the mortgage industry, including the licensing of mortgage companies and their affiliates, examinations by state and federal agencies, loan repurchase disputes, pooling and servicing agreements, financing agreements, and various other originations and servicing transactions.

On May 4, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) released two new reports that double down on its message in early April 2021 that the Bureau
Continue Reading CFPB Reiterates Focus on Mortgage Industry COVID-19 Response, Highlights Fair Servicing Concerns

Over the last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) has sharpened its focus on the mortgage servicing industry. Knowing that millions of mortgage borrowers will exit
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On Jan. 31, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling in the PHH v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau case, finding that
Continue Reading D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that CFPB Structure is Constitutional, but Rejects the CFPB’s Interpretations of RESPA

On Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order entitled, “Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System.” While the Order was widely characterized as commencing a
Continue Reading President Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing “Core Principles” of Financial Regulation and Addressing the DOL Fiduciary Rule

On Dec. 2, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published a preliminary proposal to create a national bank charter for financial technology companies (fintech). The OCC’s
Continue Reading OCC Consideration of Special Purpose Fintech Charters Draws Rapid Reaction for State Banking Regulators