The Czar of TCPAland. Eric is one of the country’s prominent class action defense attorneys and is nationally-recognized in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. He has served as lead defense counsel in more than 50 national TCPA class actions and has litigated nearly a thousand individual TCPA cases in his role as national strategic litigation counsel for major banks and finance companies. He also helps industry participants build TCPA-compliant processes, policies, and systems.
Eric has built a national litigation practice based upon deep experience, rigorous analysis, and extraordinary responsiveness. Eric and his team feel equally at home litigating multi-billion dollar telecommunications class actions in federal court as they do developing and executing national litigation strategies for institutions facing an onslaught of individual TCPA matters. They thrive in each of these roles—delivering consistently excellent results —while never losing sight of the client experience.
While many firms now tout TCPA expertise, Eric has been there from the beginning. He built one of the country’s first TCPA-only defense teams and began serving as national TCPA counsel for his clients nearly a decade ago. This perspective allows him to swiftly develop the right litigation strategies for dealing with recurring problems, without wasting time on tactics that are bound to fail.
Eric’s rich historical perspective and encyclopedic knowledge of the TCPA landscape also make him an invaluable resource to institutional compliance teams struggling to comply with the shifting regulatory landscape. No task is too small—or too big. Indeed, Eric and his team have helped build TCPA-compliant systems and processes for some of the largest and most complex corporate entities in the country. He commonly works with in-house compliance counsel to build and implement enterprise and business-line specific TCPA solutions, performs TCPA audits and drafts and reviews proposed TCPA policies and procedures. He and his team also have the technical expertise necessary to assist call centers seeking to develop TCPA-resistant call path architecture or to modify existing telephony and software integration to better insulate from potential TCPA exposure.
Eric has built a reputation for thought leadership. An avid blogger and speaker, Eric has been at the forefront of industry’s effort to push for clarity and a return to sanity for the TCPA for years. He was selected to advocate for the financial services industry on important TCPA issues before the Federal Communications Commission and co-authored the nation’s only comprehensive practice guide on TCPA defense.
In his spare time, Eric leads defense teams representing banks and other financial services companies in consumer finance litigation matters. He has experience representing clients in UCC, TILA, RESPA FCRA, CCRA, CLRA, FDCPA, RFDCPA and FCCPA claims, as well as in fraud and bank operations issues.
Vindication!: Court Reconsiders Anti-Facebook Pleadings Decision–Says Facebook Matters at the Pleadings Stage After All
CEO Escapes Personal TCPA Liability: “Ownership… is not enough to sustain personal liability for individuals”
Meanwhile in Massachusetts…..New Bill Would Outlaw Using Local Area Codes Unless Caller is In State–$10K in Damages Available
Crushing Victory: Court finds Aspect/ALM Not an ATDS– Rejects “Capacity” Argument (But There’s a Big “FN7” Wrinkle Here)
140 Days Later: Here Are Five Things To Know (Right Now) About How Courts Are Handling ATDS Cases Post Facebook
Hmmmm: Did the Ninth Circuit Just Accidentally End Presumed Express Consent in TCPA Cases?
Justice: Court Filings Reveal How Consumer Tried to Manufacture TCPA Suit Against Credit One–Only to End Up Owing It $286,064.62
Dont Cry Poor: Court Allows Plaintiff to Sue Employees of TCPA Defendant Directly After Company Claimed a Lack of Funds
Awesome TCPA Win!: Court finds Facebook’s “Clear Holding” Requires Use of R&SNG and Not Just Capacity to Qualify as ATDS
Hunstein Stay Denied!: Court Refuses to Stay Hunstein Case Pending En Banc Determination–Withholding of Mandate Immaterial
Gross: Lawyerless TCPA Plaintiff May Have Just Ruined Facebook For Everyone
Facebook Footnote 7 Proves Costly: First Case Holding LiveVox System May be ATDS Under Facebook FN7 is Out—But There’s a Silver Lining
HUGE TCPA WIN!: Court Finds Aspect predictive Dialer Not an ATDS– Explains Away Footnote 7
Throwing Shade?: Latest Court to Cite Hunstein Ends up Quietly Torching its Article III Standing Analysis
HUNSTEIN UPDATE: Court in Illinois Cites Hunstein with Approval While Distinguishing It
Out of the Frying Pan: Another Defendant Ends up in State Court After Raising Article III Issues
Here's What's Wrong With Hunstein: Here’s the Simple and Obvious Spokeo Error That Lead to the SCARIEST FDCPA Case Ever
Woah: Supreme Court Strips FTC Of Key Ability to Obtain Monetary Relief in Court–Congress Vows Swift Action
Keystone: A Court in PA Just Quietly Saved TCPAWorld from a Massive Onslaught of New Internal DNC Cases and No One is Talking About it
FACEBOOK IS OUT!: The 6 Most Critical Take Aways–and One Most Important Question–Following the Supreme Court’s HUGE TCPA ATDS Ruling