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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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