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Andrew Wells

Attorney
New York

Andrew Wells

Regularly appearing in state and federal courts, Andrew Wells has been at the forefront of defending lenders and loan servicers in federal claims of violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as state law claims.

With an extensive number of cases under his belt, Andrew has immense knowledge of the procedures and practices of the New York state and federal courts and is an experienced and effective writer and advocate. Andrew understands the scrutiny and climate that lenders and servicers face and uses his significant experience to guide clients to meet their goals, whether it is resolving a matter through loss mitigation, settling a complex action with a fact-tailored settlement, or prevailing through litigation.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Andrew worked in the New York City office of a regional law firm where he concentrated his practice in the areas of consumer finance, federal practice, appellate practice, and class action defense. He has also advised clients on the enforcement of financing agreements for automobile dealerships and oceangoing vessels.

Andrew has spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he has served in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and on two tours in Iraq as a Civil Affairs specialist. Andrew received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for meritorious service in Iraq, and he has also been awarded three Army Commendation Medals, a Combat Action Badge, and a Parachutist Badge. Andrew currently serves in the Army Reserve as a senior instructor and course writer for civil affairs doctrine. He is also the founder and chair of Hogan Lovells' Military Affinity Group.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Niagara University, 2002

Memberships

  • Member, Committee on Veterans, New York State Bar Association, 2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

2015

Metro New York, Rising Stars

SuperLawyers

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