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 FDCPA, TCPA, TILA, RESPA, and HOEPA, as well as state consumer protection and unfair competition claims. In addition, she regularly advises clients on guidance from the CFPB on issues related to mortgage loan servicing during COVID.
Andrea regularly represents financial institutions in consumer claims and loan enforcement actions in state and federal courts, with experience related to statute of limitation issues in the foreclosure context. Her involvement in litigating these matters ranges from the initial pleading stage through trial and appeal. On the creditor side, Andrea has litigated adversary proceedings and handled appeals with the bankruptcy appellate panel. 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
Defended lender in claims involving statute of limitations for foreclosure in states where the issue is unsettled and there is not published case law
Represented client in matter involving novel and complex argument related to borrower's bankruptcy protection as it relates to Truth-In-Lending Act claims
Defended loan servicer in a case involving more than 900 alleged RESPA violations
Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Santa Clara Law Review, Editor
University of California, San Diego (B.A., Political Science, 1995)
Colorado Women's Bar Association
Colorado Bankers Association
Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, Banking and Finance Committee Co-Chair