Andy Arculin is a thought leader in the fields of consumer lending, FinTech, and mortgage banking who leverages his prior experience with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) to provide informed counsel. He assists banks, credit unions, non-bank lenders, consumer reporting agencies, technology companies, and their vendors with regulatory compliance, civil enforcement, and transactional matters.
His work focuses on the "alphabet soup" of consumer credit statutes and regulations, including the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”); the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”); the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”); the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”); the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”); Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices (“UDAAP”); and other federal and state statutes and regulations.
Prior to serving as chair of the financial services practice at an Am Law 200 firm, Andy served as senior counsel in the CFPB’s Office of Regulations where he was responsible for the development and implementation of consumer financial services regulations under RESPA, TILA, ECOA, and other federal statutes. He served as lead attorney for various CFPB rulemakings and played a key role at CFPB in educating the public and industry leaders about CFPB rulemakings.
Andy began his career as an associate at an international law firm, representing financial institutions in cases brought under federal consumer finance laws. He also gained significant experience with complex commercial litigation, class actions, and internal investigations and compliance.
He also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable James C. Cacheris, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. During law school, Andy served as an assistant editor for Catholic University Law Review.
Andy coauthored Chapter 15, “Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Regulation X,” of Consumer Finance Law: Understanding Consumer Financial Services Regulations, published by the American Bar Association (2021).