Profile

Mark Rooney
Mark E. Rooney
Partner
202-715-2015    
Washington, D.C.
1909 K Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.6930
Fax: 202.223.6935
Practices

Professional Experience

Mark is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office. His clients include debt collectors, mortgage servicers, creditors, banks and other businesses facing consumer lawsuits with an emphasis on issues arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and other consumer protection laws. Mark also provides compliance counseling and advice, responses to government investigations, oversight of managed review and document production, and other litigation support services.

Mark has represented numerous financial institutions in civil litigation and government investigations involving the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the False Claims Act (FCA), often relating to mortgage origination and servicing practices. He has extensive experience defending banks in FHA cases brought by municipalities seeking generalized damages from foreclosures and has defended against counterclaims filed in connection with foreclosures.

Mark was the founder of The Rooney Firm PLLC. Before opening his own firm, Mark represented clients in litigation and defended clients against government enforcement actions and investigations for over 10 years at two prominent consumer financial services practices in Washington, DC.

An active leader in consumer finance law, Mark currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association's subcommittee on FDCPA and TCPA litigation and as chair of the DC Bar's consumer finance litigation committee. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and ACA International, where he serves as the Attorney Division representative to the Council of Delegates.

Mark received his J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the University of Miami Law Review and a teaching assistant in constitutional law. He earned his B.A. from Syracuse University (cum laude). Before law school, he served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill for three years and as a manager of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay.

  • Member, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Member and Attorney Division Representative to the Council of Delegates, ACA International
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Litigation
  • Member, ABA Committee on Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Co-Chair, ABA Subcommittee on FDCPA & TCPA Litigation
  • Member, ABA Committee on Pre-Trial Practice and Discovery
  • Chair, DC Bar Consumer Finance Litigation Committee
  • Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

"Consumer Rights and a look into UDAAP," CUNA Attorney's Conference, October 2019

"The Evolving Definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System under the TCPA," American Bar Association - Section of Litigation Roundtable, December 2018

"CFPB's Proposed Debt Collection Rule: Perspectives from the Comment Period," insideARM, October 2019

"High Court Decision on Non-judicial Foreclosures May Have Limited Impact," Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal of Bank & Lender Liability, April 2019

"Can the FDCPA's One-Year Statute of Limitations Be Expanded under the 'Discovery Rule'? Supreme Court Will Decide," InsideARM, February 2019

"Supreme Court Weighs Application of FDCPA to Non-judicial Foreclosures," Mortgage Bankers Association Insights, January 2019

"The Evolving Definition of an Auto-dialer under the TCPA," American Bar Association-Consumer Litigation Committee Practice Points, December 2018

"CFPB Issues Rule regarding Payday, Title, Deposit Advance, and Certain Other Installment Loans," Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal of Bank & Lender Liability, October 2017

"Fate of Municipal-Plaintiff FHA Suits in Justices' Hands," Law360, June 2016

"Credit Information Furnishers' Duty to Investigate under FCRA," Bloomberg Law Reports-Banking & Finance, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2011

"FACTA: Will Dodd-Frank Further Expand Consumers' Control of Their Credit Data?," Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Vol. 14, Issue 18, March 2011

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006

  • Senior Articles Editor, U. of Miami Law Review
  • Member, Moot Court Board
  • Fellow, Center for Ethics & Public Service
  • Intern, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber

Syracuse University, B.A., cum laude, 1997

District of Columbia, 2008

New York, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan