Andrew Narod is an experienced litigator who represents bank and non-bank financial services institutions and other types of businesses in class-action litigation, complex commercial litigation, and other high-profile litigation disputes nationwide. His clients entrust him to navigate some of their most sensitive litigation matters in some of the most difficult venues in the country.
A considerable amount of Andrew’s practice is devoted to representing bank and non-bank financial services entities in class-action litigation and other consumer litigation matters. His clients include auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, mortgage originators, small-dollar lenders, credit card issuers, national banks, and others in the financial services space. While his practice is national in scope, Andrew frequently represents clients in Virginia, including the Eastern District of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He has particular experience defending his clients against state law claims arising under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act, and others, and has litigated cases arising under various federal laws, including FCRA, TCPA, RESPA, and the FDCPA. Andrew also has developed experience in representing clients in indemnification disputes related to residential mortgage-backed securities.
Andrew devotes a significant portion of his financial services practice to advising his clients regarding compliance with federal and state regulations. He assists fintech companies in navigating novel regulatory questions, guides mortgage servicers through compliance regarding new state laws, and provides strategy guidance to multiple clients concerning TCPA compliance.
Beyond his financial services practice, Andrew maintains a robust general civil litigation practice that spans a wide spectrum of substantive areas. He has litigated class-action matters brought under state and federal consumer protection statutes in multiple jurisdictions nationwide. In addition, he has litigated disputes concerning contracts, including commercial leases, intellectual property and trade secrets, insurance products, government contracts, real estate and land use, construction, RICO, commercial fraud, bankruptcy, antitrust, and residential mortgage-backed securities.
Andrew has represented clients at trial in multiple states and has argued before numerous state and federal courts, both trial and appellate.
Outside of his billable work, Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented multiple immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, including domestic violence victims and children.
Obtained dismissal of novel purported class-action counterclaim for financial services client, also prevailing on appeal on apparent issue of first impression.
Received defense judgment in favor of automobile lender following arbitration of consumer claim.
Prevailed on motion to dismiss in significant class-action case of first impression as to definition of a mortgage lender under state law.
Defended bank and non-bank defendants in Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act kickback class-action lawsuits in Maryland.
Obtained summary judgment, including an award of all fees and costs, in dispute related to healthcare tenant’s lease rights and threatened eviction.
Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-2019 Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-2016 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019, 2021 Richards v. NewRez LLC, No. ELH-20-1282, 2021 WL 1060286 (D. Md. Mar. 18, 2021) Dismissal of FDCPA class-action claim premised on CARES Act violations, and order striking putative class definitions. Robinson v. Fay Servicing, LLC, No. RDB-18-2710, 2019 WL 4735431 (D. Md. Sept. 27, 2019) Dismissal of class action against mortgage servicer. Surgery Center of Rockville LLC v.Lantian Development LLC, Case No. 444067-V (Montgomery County Cir. Ct. Nov. 30, 2018) Summary judgment in favor of healthcare tenant in commercial lease dispute, resulting in award of fees and costs. InDyne, Inc. v. Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Servs., Inc., No. 1:18-cv-756-LMB-MSN, 2018 WL 5270331 (E.D. Va. Oct. 23, 2018) Summary judgment in government contractor teaming agreement dispute. Rivera v. Rosenberg & Assocs., LLC, 142 F. Supp. 3d 149 (D.D.C. 2015) Dismissal of putative FDCPA class-action matter requiring adjudication of issue of first impression in D.C. Circuit. Arrington v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, No. 24-O-17-001437 (Balt. City. Cir. Ct. Sept. 26, 2018), affirmed Arrington v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, No. 2778, SEPT.TERM. 2018, 2019 WL 7190500 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Dec. 26, 2019) Dismissal of putative class-action counterclaim in Speedpay fee matter, as affirmed on appeal. Chirchir v. Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corp., et al., Case No. 3:20-CV-00416, Dkt. No. 45 (S.D. W. Va. March 8, 2021) Contested stay of class-action insurance premium litigation pending disposition of dispositive motion. Newton v. Beneficial Fin. I, Inc., 793 F. App'x 199, 200 (4th Cir. 2020) Order affirming summary judgment decision in quiet title dispute. Raspet v. Shellpoint Mortg. Servicing, No. 1:18-CV-19, 2018 WL 1785565 (N.D. W. Va. Apr. 13, 2018) Denial of effort to remand consumer dispute. Taylor v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., No. DKC 15-0442, 2015 WL 5178018 (D. Md. Sept. 3, 2015) Compelled arbitration in favor of auto lender in putative class-action dispute. Swan v. Santander Consumer USA, No. PJM 14-1906, 2015 WL 1242767, at *6 (D. Md. Mar. 17, 2015) Compelled arbitration in favor of auto lender in putative class-action dispute. Melhorn v. Baltimore Washington Conf. of United Methodist Church, No. 2065 SEPT.TERM 2014, 2016 WL 1065884 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Mar. 16, 2016) Decision affirming dismissal based upon entity’s First Amendment rights. EOP Operating Ltd. Partnership v. Nat. Amusements, Inc., No. CL13002955, 2014 WL 7772253 (Alexandria Cir. Ct. June 4, 2014) Grant of motion in limine to exclude nearly all damages evidence in commercial litigation dispute. Anderson v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., No. GLR-20-654, 2021 WL 615080 (D. Md. Feb. 17, 2021) Kahangara v. Federal National Mortgage Association, et al., No. 2020 CA 002404 B (D.C. Super. Ct. Oct. 21, 2020) Harris v. Mariner Finance LLC, No. 3:18-cv-588, 2019 WL 4060336 (E.D. Va. Aug. 28, 2019) (compelling arbitration) Smallwood v. NationStar Mortg., LLC, No. PJM 18-1848, 2019 WL 414880 (D. Md. Feb. 1, 2019) Eggiman v. Ventures Tr. 2013-I-H-R by MCM Cap. Partners, LLC, No. 1:16-cv-01579, 2017 WL 6569604 (E.D. Va. Dec. 14, 2017) Gunter v. America’s Wholesale Lender, No. CV 16-991 (JDB), 2016 WL 4083313 (D.D.C. Aug. 1, 2016)