Adam focuses his practice on consumer financial services compliance and litigation.
Adam’s practice is dedicated to counseling financial institutions and loan servicers in litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters. Adam also is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US).
Adam has extensive experience defending lawsuits against financial institutions in state and federal courts, including first-chair responsibility for all phases of trial court litigation and arbitration. He routinely defends consumer claims for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Texas Debt Collection Act, and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Act. In addition, Adam has handled appeals in the Texas Courts of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Before joining private practice, Adam served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. David R. Farmer in the Tennessee Court of Appeals. More recently, Adam managed litigation matters in several states while seconded as an in-house attorney for a non-bank mortgage servicer.
Adam is admitted to practice in Texas, Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
- Counseled mortgage servicer when responding to requests from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
- Assisted mortgage servicer with response to a state attorney general’s inquiry into foreclosure billing practices and vendor management.
- Participated in a multi-month, on-site remediation project to address concerns raised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in connection with foreclosure fees and costs.
- Evaluated client compliance with various regulatory regimes governing mortgage loan servicing including but not limited to the National Mortgage Settlement and the CFPB Final Rule.
- Acted as oversight counsel in escalated consumer financial services cases throughout the country to ensure timely resolution of strategically significant issues and emergencies.
- Represented mortgage servicers in wrongful foreclosure, breach of contract, and fraud actions throughout Texas and Tennessee.
- Defended student loan servicer in lawsuits and arbitrations seeking damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
- Drafted successful motion to dismiss a borrower’s claim against a student loan servicer under the federal False Claims Act.
- Drafted and successfully argued motion to vacate a summary judgment wrongly requiring a national bank to pay more than $100,000 to the estate of a deceased account holder.
- Represented metal refinery in state court and Chapter 13 bankruptcy following an alleged theft of $1.7 million in precious metals, defeating an emergency motion enforce automatic stay that would have required client to return precious metal obtained via agreement with the debtor.
- Won trial as first-chair counsel for general contractor litigating competing claims for breach of contract and damages.
- Obtained summary judgment for title company defending alleged violations of the home equity loan provisions of the Texas Constitution, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract.