Braunstein, Andrew

Andrew Braunstein

Associate
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Andrew Braunstein focuses on representing financial institutions and service providers in high-stakes and consumer class action litigations as well as government and regulatory investigations. Andrew has extensive experience representing banks, non-bank lenders, trusts and loan servicers in class actions and other complex litigations involving alleged violations of federal and state consumer protection laws. Andrew also represents these clients in sensitive civil, criminal and regulatory investigations.

Andrew Braunstein focuses on representing financial institutions and service providers in high-stakes and consumer class action litigations as well as government and regulatory investigations. Andrew has extensive experience representing banks, non-bank lenders, trusts and loan servicers in class actions and other complex litigations involving alleged violations of federal and state consumer protection laws. Andrew also represents these clients in sensitive civil, criminal and regulatory investigations.

Andrew’s financial services litigation experience includes:

  • Representing student loan trusts in putative class actions alleging improper collection and litigation tactics
  • Representing student loan trusts in putative class actions seeking class-wide discharge of certain categories of student loans
  • Representing a non-bank lender in multidistrict litigation brought by alleged Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) referral agents seeking fees under CARES Act
  • Representing a non-bank lender against “negligent lending” and related claims brought by PPP loan applicants
  • Representing a loan servicer in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) litigation arising out of repurchase litigation brought against the sponsor of securitizations of mortgage loans alleged to have breached its representations and warranties
  • Representing a loan servicer in a putative class action alleging violations of RICO, FDCPA and state consumer protection laws based on purported improper fees charged for property inspections
  • Representing a loan servicer against a putative class action alleging that property-inspection fees for FHA-insured loans violated HUD requirements

Andrew regularly drafts pleadings, motions and substantive briefs, has taken and defended numerous depositions and has second-chaired multiple bench trials.

In addition, Andrew regularly represents financial services clients in state and federal civil and criminal investigations and also has experience representing clients in Congressional investigations. These investigations are varied and involve lending and servicing practices, compliance with federal statutes, such as the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML), and other issues.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D.,

    magna cum laude

    , Brooklyn Law School, 2016
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy
    • Member, Moot Court Honor Society
  • B.A., Government & Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® NY Metro Rising Star, Business Litigation (2020-2021)
Community Leadership
    • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America