Andy Sandler

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Born
Andrew L. Sandler
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Education
  • B.A.
  • M.A.
  • J.D.
  • M.B.A.
Alma mater
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Wharton School of Business
  • University of Warwick
  • Union College
Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lawyer
  • Investor
  • Business leader
OrganizationAsurity
TitleChief Executive Officer & Founder

Andrew L. Sandler (Andy) is an entrepreneur, business leader, lawyer and investor.

Business

Sandler leads Temerity Capital Partners, his family office based in Washington, D.C. He founded and leads Asurity, a technology company that offers tech-enabled solutions for the mortgage industry with an emphasis on compliance. Because of his work with Asurity, HousingWire named Andy a “Vanguard” in 2019, writing that he is "Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the housing industry."[1]

Sandler is the Board Chairman of cutting-edge consumer payments company DigitalPay, which provides an enterprise SaaS digital payments platform. Sandler is also a lead investor in many other companies at the intersection of financial services operations and regulatory compliance, including Oliver and Covered. He is also an adviser to Figure, which uses blockchain technology to simplify financial transactions for consumers.[2]

Sandler founded and led Treliant Risk Advisors in 2008, which became one of the nation's preeminent financial services industry regulatory consulting firms. Sandler sold Treliant in 2017.

Law

Law firm leadership

Sandler has had a distinguished career as a lawyer and law firm leader. Sandler spent 15 years as a partner in Skadden's enforcement and litigation group, where he started and led the firm's consumer financial services enforcement and litigation practice.

He left Skadden to found Buckley Sandler in 2009 and led the firm until 2017.[3] The Washington Post described BuckleySandler as a cutting-edge boutique firm that found its niche "by refusing to play it safe."[4]

Sandler returned to the practice of law in 2019 as a founding partner of Mitchell Sandler,a law firm specializing in financial services, fintech and litigation[5].

For more than a decade, Chambers USA has placed Sandler in its top tier of attorneys in the financial services regulation and consumer finance space. Chambers notes Sandler is "Among the most technically expert and well plugged-in lawyers in the world of consumer finance."[6]

Notable cases

Following his representation of Shawmut Bank in one of the two initial DOJ fair lending enforcement actions in the early 1990's[7], Sandler has handled a significant number of additional DOJ investigations for lenders throughout the last 25 years. Among the most significant of those matters were the Chevy Chase Bank matter described as a "landmark" case in the fair lending space.[8] He also represented Fleet Mortgage[9], First American[10] and many others.

Over this same period Sandler also defended many of the most significant consumer protection enforcement investigations and proceedings brought by federal government agencies including the FTC versus Citigroup and Associates First Capital Corp[11] as well as ones brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau such as Discover Financial,[12] Fifth Third[13] and Verizon.[14]

He represented AmSouth Bank in the first criminal anti money laundering (AML) investigation brought by DOJ[15] and in a number of subsequent AML matter brought by federal banking agencies.

Sandler also has represented lenders in litigation against the FDIC and other federal banking agencies including the landmark Beal Bank case where he and his team recovered $90 million from the FDIC on behalf of the bank[16] and the IndyMac bankruptcy case where Sandler and colleagues successfully defended the Bankruptcy Trustee in defeating an FDIC claim for $55 million.[17] He has been lead defense counsel in well over 50 class action cases brought against banks and mortgage lenders. He defended lenders in a number of investigations by DOJ, federal banking agencies and HUD following the financial crisis. He has represented numerous lenders in lending practices litigation including Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup.

In 2015 Sandler won the largest settlement ever granted by the United States on behalf of the Navajo Nation. In that case, the Navajo Nation alleged the government had mismanaged its lands for more than 50 years. The suit ended in a $554 million settlement.[18] Public Justice named Sandler a finalist for their "Trial Lawyer of The Year" for his work on this case.[19] Since representing them, Sandler has continued his involvement with the Navajo people, most recently in working with the Cancer Support Community and the Biden Cancer Initiative to fund a chemotherapy clinic for the Navajo Nation.[20]

Presently, Sandler co-leads a lawsuit representing nearly two dozen Minor League Baseball teams against major insurers for failure to pay business interruption insurance owed to them due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cancellation of the 2020 season. [21]

Baseball

A lifelong baseball aficionado who played in senior amateur national tournaments into his fifties, Sandler is now the owner of a Minor League Baseball team, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers which he purchased in 2018.[22] Following his purchase of the team, Sandler worked closely with the City of Kannapolis to develop and build a state-of-the-art downtown baseball stadium.

Sandler and his team at Temerity Baseball are working with development partners and the city to bring more businesses downtown, including a planned hotel project adjacent to the stadium.[23]

According to ESPN, Sandler is the lead member for MiLB's negotiations with Major League Baseball regarding the Professional Baseball Agreement between the two entities.[24]

Philanthropy

Sandler and his family have supported social impact entrepreneurs since 2017 through The Global Good Fund. Sandler and his family regularly support entrepreneurs working in the areas of financial access and civic reforms.

References

  1. "2019 HW Vanguard: Andy Sandler". HousingWire. 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  2. Spoke, Matthew. "Blockchain For The 99%". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  3. "Skadden's Andrew Sandler Starts New Firm". The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  4. Becker, Amanda (March 20, 2011). "BuckleySandler found its niche by refusing to play it safe". The Washington Post.
  5. May 01, Jenna Greene |; AM, 2019 at 10:45. "He's Back: Andy Sandler Launches New D.C. Firm with Ex-Buckley Partners". The American Lawyer. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  6. "Andrew L Sandler, USA | Chambers Rankings". chambers.com. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  7. Facebook; Twitter; options, Show more sharing; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Email; URLCopied!, Copy Link; Print (1993-12-14). "Shawmut, U.S. Agree to Settle Loan Bias Case : Banking: Lender's quick response is praised, but other institutions are warned to re-examine their policies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  8. "Redlining: The DOJ's Initiative on Fair Lending". Penn Undergraduate Law Journal. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  9. "United States of America v Fleet Mortgage Group" (PDF). May 7, 1996.
  10. "Recent Fair Lending Cases". www.justice.gov. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  11. Newswires, Dow Jones (2002-09-18). "FTC to Announce Settlement With Citigroup Over Lending". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  12. Douglas, Danielle (2012-09-24). "Discover to refund customers $214 million for deceptive credit card practices". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  13. "Consent Order: United States of America v Fifth Third Bank". October 1, 2015.
  14. Stout –, Ganessa. "Sprint and Verizon will refund $120 million to consumers harmed by illegal billing practices". Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  15. "Deferred Prosecution Agreement". www.sec.gov. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  16. Maremont, Mark (2009-01-16). "FDIC Settles Beal Lawsuit". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  17. "FDIC Loses Appeal Over IndyMac Tax Refunds". American Banker. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  18. Turkewitz, Julie (2014-09-24). "Navajos to Get $554 Million to Settle Suit Against U.S." The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  19. "Public Justice Announces Finalists for 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award". Public Justice. 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  20. "First Full-Time Cancer Center to Serve Members of Navajo Nation - The ASCO Post". www.ascopost.com. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  21. June 23, Jenna Greene |; PM, 2020 at 11:01. "Daily Dicta: Two Legal Sluggers Go to Bat for Minor League Baseball in COVID Insurance Fight". Litigation Daily | The American Lawyer. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  22. Reichard, Kevin (2018-09-25). "Intimidators Sold; Owners Reach Deal on New Kannapolis Ballpark". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  23. "bizjournal". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  24. "Minors teams sue insurers over virus claims". ESPN.com. 2020-06-23. Retrieved 2020-07-14.

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