Brandon Howard is an associate in our Atlanta office whose practice focuses on litigation. Brandon handles all levels of a dispute, often championing his clients’ causes in federal and state courts.
Brandon has counseled financial institutions in regulatory, examination and enforcement matters relating to the federal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and various state consumer protection laws and entities. Specifically, Brandon's experience includes defending his clients' interests against individual and class action litigation and compliance matters under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and various unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAP/UDAAP) statutes. By taking a lead role in these matters, Brandon has successfully represented his clients' interests at both the trial court/district court level and in later appeals to state and federal appellate courts.
Brandon also has in-depth experience advising national and international clients in multimillion-dollar cases concerning insurance coverage and bad faith issues, including commercial liability, construction, bad faith, and business and property claims. His experience includes analyzing policy-based coverage obligations and advising insurers on their extensive regulatory duties under federal and state law.
Previously, Brandon served as a law clerk for US District Judge Richard L. Voorhees for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte. During his clerkship, Brandon supported Judge Voorhees on civil and criminal matters pending before the court. He also worked with Judge Voorhees as he sat by designation, on various panels of the US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits.