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Bill Foley is a Partner in Locke Lord’s New York office, focusing his practice on advising banks, financial institutions, and financial technology (FinTech) companies on litigation and regulatory matters. Since 2015, he has been named a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers.
As part of his banking, financial services and consumer finance litigation practice, Bill regularly represents banks, mortgage lenders, servicers, and other financial institutions in putative class and mass actions in both state and federal courts defending against alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and related state laws. Bill also represents banks and other financial service providers in lawsuits related to their roles in residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) deals and has provided advice to one of the world’s largest international banks on its obligations as trustee under various RMBS securitizations. Bill is currently representing a national mortgage loan servicer in multiple litigations related its role in various RMBS securitizations with amounts at issue exceeding $2 billion.
As part of his FinTech practice, Bill advises cryptocurrency and marketplace loan (peer-to-peer) clients on legal and regulatory issues surrounding acquisitions, investments, and loans of alternative digital assets, as well as the integration of blockchain (distributed ledger) technologies in financial and commercial transactions.
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