A.J. is an associate in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
A.J. has over a decade of experience helping banks, non-bank financial institutions, and other companies providing financial products and services in a wide range of matters including government enforcement actions, civil litigation, regulatory examinations, and internal investigations.
With a diversified regulatory, compliance, and enforcement background, A.J. counsels financial institutions in matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since it was first established, having served as counsel in numerous investigations, enforcement actions, and supervisory matters. Beyond his CFPB work, A.J. frequently represents institutions in matters initiated by many other federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as well as state Attorneys General and other state regulators such as the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI).
A.J.’s extensive enforcement and bank and consumer regulatory experience, in particular with consumer protection statutes, includes focus on the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Fair Housing Act (FHAct), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and various unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices (UDAAP) laws under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), Section 5 of the FTC Act, and various state laws.
A.J. is active in the District of Columbia Bar, where he serves on the Board of Governors. He is a past president of the Washington D.C. chapter of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) and has been recognized as a Rising Star by SABA.
Articles in the National Law Review database by A.J. S. Dhaliwal