- Class Action Defense
- Financial Services Litigation
- Complex Business Litigation
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Crisis Management
- White Collar Defense
- Director & Officer Liability
- Consumer Financial Services
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0140|
|University ||State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude|
|Law School||American University Washington College of Law, J.D. Managing Editor, American University Journal of International Law and Policy|
|Admitted||1988, New York and District of Columbia; 1993, Maryland|
President (2014), President-Elect (2013), Secretary (2012), Treasurer (2004-2011) and Past President (2002), U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Judicially appointed member, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council (appointed by then-Chief Judge Lawrence Baskir (2001-2004); reappointed by then-Chief Judge Edward Damich (2004-2009); reappointed by Chief Judge Emily Hewitt (2009-present)
Member, Board of Trustees/Board of Directors, State University of New York at Albany, The University at Albany Foundation, Inc. (2011-present)
Co-chair, Advisory Board, State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College (2004-2011)
Co-chair (2013-2015), Board of Directors, Washington D.C. Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (2003-present)
Member, Maryland Attorney General's Environmental Policy Advisory Board (2008-present)
Member, Board of Trustees, The Norwood School (Bethesda, Maryland) (2011-present)
Member, Board of Directors, Washington D.C. Hebrew Congregation (2012-present)
|Born||Brooklyn, New York, August 30, 1962|
Lewis Wiener, a corporate defense attorney with more than 25 years of trial and advocacy experience, represents banks, credit card companies, consumer finance companies, insurance companies and related entities and individuals in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States. Head of Sutherland's Financial Services Litigation Team and a member of the firm's executive committee, Lew's extensive civil litigation and trial experience includes serving as class action defense counsel, arbitration counsel, conducting large internal investigations, handling complex litigation matters and defending entities in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by government agencies. He also represents clients in eminent domain/inverse condemnation, environmental and land-use litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.
A former trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, Lew draws on his experience representing executive branch agencies to represent clients in court and to advise clients on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters at the federal and state level. While at the Department of Justice, Lew was twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of significant litigation matters on behalf of the United States, and he was lead government counsel in the largest class action ever filed against the United States. Lew also serves as pro bono partner for Sutherland's Washington, D.C. office.
Sutherland defeats class certification in California case alleging misconduct and unfair competition in consumer lending.
Sutherland represents GenOn Mid-Atlantic in constitutional challenge to Montgomery County, Maryland carbon dioxide emissions tax assessment.
Sutherland brokers a precedent-setting settlement regarding the dredging practices of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers (2012-2013)
Selected as a Washington, D.C. Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2011-2014)
Recipient, Washington Lawyers' Committee, Outstanding Achievement Award in the area of disability rights (2007, 2011)
Recipient, Golden Eagle Award for sustained and exemplary service to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2004)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
TCPA Hot Issues: If Consent is Not Forever, What Constitutes Revocation?
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Thomas M. Byrne,Amanda R. Callais,Ellen M. Dunn,Lewis S. Wiener, May 27, 2014
One of the hot issues in pending litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is whether a consumer can revoke consent to receive calls on a cell phone. A number of courts have recently held that a consumer can revoke consent to be contacted by cell phone. Generally, the TCPA...
The CFPB Releases Its “Data Point” Report on Payday Lending
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Keith J. Barnett,B. Knox Dobbins,Jason D. Stone,Lewis S. Wiener, April 4, 2014
On March 25, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its second report on payday lending. This report followed a white paper on payday lending and deposit advance products that the CFPB issued in April 2013.
The CFPB May Propose Standard Prepaid Card Fee Disclosure Rules
Keith J. Barnett,B. Knox Dobbins,Robert J. Pile,Jason D. Stone,Lewis S. Wiener, March 26, 2014
Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is working on potential new consumer disclosure requirements for prepaid cards to standardize fee disclosures. The new disclosure requirements are being developed as part of a larger project by the CFPB to provide...
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