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Misha is an appellate attorney who handles his clients’ most important cases. He draws on an accomplished track record before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and state courts to help his clients achieve optimal outcomes.

As discussed here, on October 19, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding mechanism violates the appropriations clause because the CFPB does not receive its funding from annual congressional appropriations like most executive agencies, but instead receives funding directly from the Federal

Do district courts have jurisdiction to hear constitutional challenges to federal agencies, or must plaintiffs first raise such challenges in administrative proceedings before the agency? On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on this issue in two similar cases: Axon Enterprise v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) v.

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleague Partner Misha Tseytlin to discuss the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Community Financial Services Association of America, Ltd. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what may happen next and when, and the ruling’s practical impact on the consumer finance industry. As noted in our October

In a much anticipated decision released September 8, an en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision that a debt collector’s outsourcing of its letter process to a third-party mail vendor violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s (FDCPA) prohibition on third-party disclosure and ruled that plaintiff Hunstein

On February 22, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held oral argument in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. (Case Number 19-14434). Almost a year ago, on April 21, 2021, the Court of Appeals issued the original Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. opinion, which held that (1) a consumer

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Duguid v. Facebook to decide, once and for all, whether an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), as defined in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), requires a random or sequential number generator.


In its late 2018 Marks decision, the Ninth Circuit found that storage of

Today, in Rotkiske v. Klemm et al., case number 18-328, the Supreme Court of the United States confirmed the one-year time limit for filing a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) suit generally begins to run when the alleged violation occurs, not when it is discovered.

Citing the FDCPA’s statutory provision that claims