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Simon Fleischmann is a partner in the Firm’s Chicago office, Deputy Chair of the Financial Services Litigation Practice Group, and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. He concentrates his practice on risk management and complex litigation matters across a broad range of industries.
Simon advises banks and non-bank financial service providers in complex litigation and regulatory enforcement matters nationwide. He has tried jury and non-jury cases, argued in federal and state courts of appeal, and effectively responded to investigations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Illinois attorney general. Most of the matters Simon handles involve consumer-related operations such as payment application procedures, website accessibility, online payment fees, collateral preservation procedures, default servicing procedures, outbound calling practices and related technology, loan boarding and issues arising from the assignment of loans or servicing rights, implementing approved bankruptcy plans and discharge orders, credit reporting, correspondence with account holders, and other risk-sensitive operations. He also assists commercial lenders in workout litigation and matters concerning lender liability and duties under U.C.C. Article 9. Simon is a member of the Governing Committee for the Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL), former Chair of the Consumer Credit Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, and he frequently speaks at financial services industry conferences.
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