Ed is a payments lawyer with more than a decade of experience representing merchant acquirers and financial technology firms. He co-chairs the Payments Systems & Fintech industry team and is a past co-chair of AGG’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. His national practice focuses on litigating complex business disputes, with an emphasis on controversies involving the payment systems industry.
Ed’s noteworthy successes representing acquiring banks, payment processors, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), and payment facilitators 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, respond to regulatory inquiries, and more effectively negotiate agreements with merchants and business partners.
Ed has been fortunate to be recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Super Lawyers, and the Daily Report’s “40 Under 40.” He is an active participant in the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and serves on the board of directors of the Association of Payment Professionals.