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McGlinchey’s Shatz Named a Fellow of American College of Consumer Financial Services LawyersRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to announce Sanford (Sandy) Shatz, Of Counsel in the firm’s Irvine office, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL).
Sandy has been a licensed attorney in California for more than 35 years. An industry leader and frequent speaker on mortgage and consumer financial services topics, Sandy has received recognition from clients and peers in publications such as Martindale-Hubbell, honors acknowledging his experience and skill in the consumer financial services compliance arena.
“I am honored to be named among well-regarded colleagues and friends to the Fellowship of the ACCFSL,” Sandy said. “It is my privilege to work alongside these industry leaders to promote the understanding of consumer financial services law, advance the quality of legal services in this area, and further the professional development of ACCFSL members.”
Sandy is among a select number of individuals elected as ACCFSL Fellows for 2023. He is one of only approximately 235 attorneys who have received this honor nationwide. As a Fellow, he joins McGlinchey colleagues Mark Edelman, Chair of McGlinchey’s Financial Institutions Compliance practice in the Cleveland office; Lynette Hotchkiss, Member in the Nashville office; Marc Lifset, Member in the firm’s Albany, NY office; and Jim Milano, Member in Washington, DC.
According to ACCFSL, membership is by invitation only and is limited to attorneys whose principal practice is in the field of consumer financial services law; who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law; and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing, and published writings.
In his practice, Sandy works on both litigation and regulatory issues. The majority of Sandy’s work focuses on mortgage-related and privacy issues, including mortgage originations and servicing, default strategies, customer service, reverse mortgages, and regulatory compliance issues under various federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Truth In Lending Act (TILA), The Homeowner and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, and the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Sandy is active in leadership roles in several industry organizations. He organizes conferences, panels, and webinars, trains other attorneys, publishes papers and articles, and helps foster knowledge and understanding of financial services issues. He worked for years managing the in-house litigation group at Countrywide Home Loans (before and after it was purchased by Bank of America). Sandy received his J.D. from Cornell University in 1985.
Founded in 1996, The American College of Consumer Financial Service Lawyers, Inc. is a professional association of consumer financial services attorneys dedicated to improving and enhancing the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the profession’s ethics.