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

Professional Experience

Mark helps consumer finance companies address and resolve contentious consumer disputes through negotiated settlements, arbitration, and individual and class litigation. He has defended clients in litigation and arbitration arising under a wide variety of state and federal consumer protection statutes including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), state unfair and deceptive practices laws, and other consumer protection laws. His clients include debt collectors, banks, installment lenders, and mortgage servicers. Mark also regularly assists clients in response to government agency investigations and enforcement actions, primarily before the CFPB.

An active leader in consumer finance law, Mark serves as co-chair of the Consumer Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Litigation Section, where he previously served as co-chair of the Subcommittee on FDCPA and TCPA litigation. He also chairs the DC Bar's Consumer Finance Litigation Committee and is an elected member of the DC Bar's Litigation Community Steering 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).

  • Member and Attorney Division Representative to the Council of Delegates, ACA International
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA), Litigation Section
  • Co-Chair, ABA Litigation Section Consumer Litigation Committee
  • Co-Chair, ABA Litigation Section Subcommittee on FDCPA & TCPA Litigation
  • Member, ABA Litigation Section Committee on Pre-Trial Practice & Discovery
  • Chair, DC Bar Consumer Finance Litigation Committee
  • Member, DC Bar Litigation Community Steering Committee
  • "The Hunstein Decision: Sea Change or Business as Usual?", Hudson Cook Webinar, July 2021
  • "Enforcement Trends under the Biden Administration," OLA Legal Issues Conference, July 2021
  • "A Fresh Look at UCC Article 9 Repossession Requirements through a Litigation Lens," 2021 Virtual Financial Services Conference, May 2021
  • "Supreme Court's Facebook Decision Upends TCPA Litigation Landscape," ABA Litigation Section Consumer Litigation Committee Roundtable, April 2021
  • "Special Issues in UDAAP Enforcement," NAFCU Webinar, November 2020
  • "The TCPA Litigation Landscape: Novel Disputes, Ongoing Ambiguities, and Key Takeaways from Recent Case Law," ACI 32nd Annual Advanced Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions, Litigation & Government Enforcement Actions, September 2020
  • "Update on Consumer Arbitration Issues," ABA Litigation Section Roundtable, August 2020
  • "Seila Law and the Future of the CFPB," Hudson Cook Webinar, July 2020
  • "Consumer Financial Protection Challenges Amid COVID-19," ABA Litigation Section Roundtable, June 2020
  • "The CFPB's Enforcement Agenda - Trends and Outlook," Lend360 Online Lending Legal and Policy Issues Forum, February 2020
    "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," ABA Litigation Section Roundtable, December 2018
  • "Hot Topics in TCPA Litigation," ABA Litigation Section Roundtable, February 2020

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

  • Senior Articles Editor, University 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. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York