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Andrew Smith
Andrew M. Smith
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5049 andrewsmith@cov.com Download V-card

Andrew Smith advises clients on retail financial services, credit reporting, privacy, technology and e-commerce issues. He assists banks, non-bank lenders, credit bureaus, technology companies, and their vendors with regulatory compliance, litigation and transactional matters.

Mr. Smith represents clients before federal and state agencies—particularly the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—in law enforcement and rulemaking proceedings. He regularly advises companies on the requirements of the GLBA, FCRA, DPPA, ECOA, FDCPA, TCPA and TSR, FTC Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and analogous state laws, including state insurance privacy laws and security breach notification requirements.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Chair
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Fellow

Previous Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission, Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection; FACT Act Program Manager (2001-2005)
  • Securities & Exchange Commission, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel; Acting Assistant General Counsel (1997-2000)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2015-2016)
  • Chambers USA (2014-2016)
  • Chambers Global (2014-2016)
  • Legal 500 US (2012, 2015)
  • IFLR1000 (2012)