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Andrew C. Glass

Fax +1.617.261.3175
Mr. Glass is a partner resident in K&L Gates’ Boston office, and a member of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Class Action Litigation Defense groups, with extensive experience in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Glass's practice focuses on the defense of federal and state class action litigation brought against consumer financial services, mortgage lending, and consumer credit institutions. These class actions concern challenges under federal statutes, including the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, state unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes, and common law claims. He also represents consumer financial services institutions in government enforcement proceedings and individual litigation matters.

Mr. Glass's practice further focuses on the defense of federal and state class action and government enforcement litigation for mobile wireless, telecom, and technology companies. These actions concern disputes arising under the federal Communications Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, state unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes (such as California Business and Professions Code § 17200), and common law claims, including actions involving the alleged unauthorized use of private personal information, the state tax billing disputes, misrepresentation claims, contract disputes concerning the assessment of surcharges, text messaging charges, and premium text messaging charges, and alleged violations of the number porting requirements of the Federal Communications Commission.

Mr. Glass has litigated a wide variety of securities law matters and complex commercial disputes, including contract, products liability, and civil rights matters.

Mr. Glass is actively involved in the management of cases before federal and state courts throughout the United States, including California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington State, and Wisconsin. His trial experience includes jury and jury-waived cases brought in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration facilities. Mr. Glass has prepared briefs for the United States Supreme Court as well as for the First, Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has argued before the Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates in 1998, Mr. Glass served as law clerk to Chief Judge Paul J. Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Before attending law school, Mr. Glass trained as an architect. At K&L Gates, Mr. Glass is active in providing pro bono legal representation and is the pro bono coordinator for K&L Gates' Boston office.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association  (Litigation Section; Business Law Section)
  • Boston Bar Association (Co-Chair, Multidistrict Litigation/Class Action Section)
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law

Speaking Engagements

  • MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Miami, FL, May 7-10, 2017
  • Boston Bar Association: Supreme Court Mid-Year Round-Up: Important Decisions and a New Administration, Boston, MA, January 24, 2017
  • Consumer Litigation: The Year in Review and the Years to Come - What to Expect in Consumer Litigation Under the Trump Presidency, K&L Gates Webinar, January 17, 2017
  • K&L Gates and Carnegie Mellon University Seminar, Cracking the Code: Cybersecurity for Tomorrow, November 10, 2016
  • K&L Gates and Charles River Associates Fall 2016 Consumer Financial Services Symposium, Washington, DC, October 18, 2016
  • Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference, Telephone Consumer Protection Act Presenter and Litigation Roundtable Panelist, Washington, DC, September 18-21, 2016
  • Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Fair Lending Litigation Presenter and Litigation Roundtable Panelist, Denver, CO, May 1-2, 2016
  • SCOTUS Disparate Impact Decision: The Supreme Court Recognizes but Limits Disparate Impact in its Fair Housing Act Decision, K&L Gates Webinar, July 1, 2015
  • Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary Market and Servicing Conference, CFPB Enforcement Actions, Dedham, MA, June 19, 2015
  • K&L Gates/Ernst & Young Fair and Responsible Banking Symposium, Washington, DC, June 3, 2015
  • Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, Fair Lending Litigation, Chicago, IL, May 3, 2015
  • What You Need to Know about Defending Cyber Related Class Action Litigations, K&L Gates Webinar, January 15, 2015
  • Telemarketing and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act—Avoiding Traps and Minimizing Risk, K&L Gates Webinar, October 2, 2014
  • Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, Litigation Forum on Fair Lending, San Diego, CA, May 4, 2014
  • Emerging Legal Challenges in Residential Real Estate Litigation and the Implications for Commercial Real Estate, K&L Gates Program, December 17, 2013
  • K&L Gates/Ernst & Young Fair and Responsible Banking and UDAAP Strategies Symposium, May 9, 2013
  • HUD Disparate Impact Rule – Understanding the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard, K&L Gates Webinar, March 7, 2013
  • Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices: Understanding the Standards and Avoiding Risk, K&L Gates Webinar, November 15, 2012
  • Arbitration Nation, K&L Gates Program, November 9, 2012