Locke Lord LLP
SIMON FLEISCHMANN‚ a Partner with Locke Lord LLP‚ is the Litigation Section Leader of the Consumer Finance Practice Group. He focuses his practice on the representation of banks and finance companies in class actions and other complex-litigation matters. Mr. Fleischmann maintains a national litigation practice. He has acted as sole or joint lead counsel in cases in California‚ Florida‚ Illinois‚ New York‚ and several other states. He has tried jury and non-jury cases‚ and argued several appeals‚ in federal and state courts. Most of the cases Mr. Fleischmann handles arise under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)‚ the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)‚ the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)‚ the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)‚ state unfair and deceptive acts and practices laws (UDAP)‚ other consumer lending statutes and regulations‚ bankruptcy laws‚ and the common law. Mr. Fleischmann received his J.D.‚ cum laude‚ State University of New York at Buffalo Law School‚ 2001‚ Order of the Barristers‚ and his B.A.‚ The Ohio State University‚ 1998.