Andrew Pennacchia provides strategic guidance to a wide range of financial services companies on regulatory and enforcement matters.
He frequently advises mortgage companies, fintechs, lead generators, consumer and commercial lenders, banks and other financial services companies on key federal and state consumer financial laws, safety and soundness regulations, multistate licensing requirements, and government agency lending and servicing guidelines. Andrew also assists clients with enforcement actions brought by federal and state regulators and conducts comprehensive regulatory assessments in connection with potential acquisitions designed to identify regulatory gaps and systemic compliance control deficiencies.
Andrew has assisted clients in facilitating compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and other key federal laws.
His work also includes assisting clients in developing compliance management systems and vendor management programs that meet regulatory expectations, and in preparing for and managing examinations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), federal prudential regulators, and state regulators. In addition, he represents clients in investigations initiated by the CFPB.
Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew was senior counsel at Buckley LLP. He also worked in Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division, where he provided advice on various regulatory compliance requirements affecting securities-based, commercial and institutional lending, and assisted in the development and implementation of a risk-assessment process for retail lending products. Andrew was also a member of Morgan Stanley Credit Corporation's Mortgage Compliance Committee. Prior to his tenure at Morgan Stanley, he served as vice president of legal affairs for Premium Capital Funding LLC.