Andrew M. Smith

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

Mr. Smith often represents clients before federal and state agencies—particularly the FTC and 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.

Mr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and is recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Legal 500.

An active member of the American Bar Association, Mr. Smith is currently the vice-chair of the ABA's Consumer Financial Services Committee. He previously served as chair of the ABA Task Force that successfully challenged the FTC's application of its Red Flags Rule to the legal profession.

Prior to Joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Smith served in senior supervisory and policy-making positions at the FTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission. At the FTC, he led a team of 45 professionals to develop and draft ten rules and six studies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 ("FACT Act").

While earning his degree at William & Mary Law School, Mr. Smith was the Professional Articles Editor of the William and Mary Law Review.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Banking, 2) Financial Services, 3) Privacy + Data Security and 4) Financial Institutions + Financial Services
Law School College of William & Mary (J.D., 1994)
Education Williams College (B.A., 1987)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of District of Columbia
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
Relevant Jobs
Corporate Finance / Lending Attorney

Seeking Junior-Level Corporate Finance and Lending Attorney for a permanent position with a prestigious boutique New Jersey based corporate and securities law firm.  The candidate must have 1-3 year...

Apply now

Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity, Business and Finance Group – Mid-Level Associate
USA-NY-New York City

The New York office of Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with some 1,400 attorneys, seeks highly qualified mid-level associates with law firm experience to join our Mergers and Acquisitions/Priv...

Apply now

Counsel, Funds Management

Counsel, Funds Management Duties: Provide legal advice and support to the Lincoln Financial Group business segments, including SEC-registered investment adviser, that are responsible for providing in...

Apply now

+ View more jobs
Alan Singer
Alan Singer

Alan Singer is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Mr. Singer advises companies with regard to a diverse range of corporate and securities matters.

Andrew Hamilton
Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Hamilton practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities law, and general corporate counseling.

Barbara J. Shander
Barbara J. Shander

Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.