Ed is a partner and co-chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and co-chair of the Payment Systems industry team. Ed has a national practice litigating complex business disputes, with an emphasis on controversies involving the payment systems industry. He represents clients in multimillion-dollar controversies, with experience before trial and appellate courts, as well as the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
His noteworthy successes representing payment processors and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) include disputes involving private litigants, putative class representatives, states attorneys general, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He is frequently called upon to leverage his litigation insights and understanding of the legal and regulatory challenges facing the payments industry to help clients develop defensible underwriting and risk monitoring programs, and more effectively negotiate agreements with merchants and business partners.
A respected thought-leader in the industry, Ed is frequently invited to author articles and speak on topics including legal risks facing the payments industry. He is published in Transaction Trends, ISO & Agent, the Georgia Bar Journal, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.