Andrea Hicks is an experienced litigator who has managed major national and complex litigation, including e-discovery, in both state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on the representation of financial services companies in a variety of business areas, including loan servicing claims, lender liability, coverage disputes, contract claims and tort defense. Andrea's practice also includes advising and defending clients with respect to claims involving federal lending laws and regulations, including TILA, RESPA, and HOEPA, as well as state consumer protection and unfair competition claims.
Andrea regularly represents financial institutions in consumer claims and loan enforcement actions in state and federal courts. Her involvement in litigating these matters ranges from the initial pleading stage through trial and appeal. Andrea also represents clients in a variety of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Managed a cross-office team of attorneys in providing compliance advice and litigating 900+ consumer lending matters in 11 states for major banking and loan servicing clients
Selected for 10-member multi-firm outside counsel team designated to advise major banking client on significant compliance and operational issues related to newly enacted legislation
Defended loan servicer in multi-state class action involving claims of 45,000 borrowers related to loan origination
Represented client in trial involving compliance with state and federal statutes related to lending disclosures and pre-foreclosure loan servicing requirements
Litigated multi-million dollar contract dispute involving environmental compliance issues and indemnification provision in sales contract
Represented client in matter involving novel and complex argument related to borrower’s bankruptcy protection as it relates to Truth-In-Lending Act claims
First-chaired pro bono immigration trial for asylum under Ninth Circuit case law that allowed for only limited relief to asylum candidates under similar circumstances
Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Santa Clara Law Review, Editor
University of California, San Diego (B.A., Political Science, 1995)