Womble Bond Dickinson, a leading provider of compliance and litigation services for companies required to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), is expanding its TCPA practice and has become home to the TCPA Defense Force, which provides up-to-date commentary and compliance resources for companies across the country.

The TCPA Defense Force’s original members have joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Washington, DC office and serve clients nationwide on TCPA regulatory, compliance, and litigation issues.  However, the TCPA Defense Force is also expanding with the addition of several Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys that have a depth of experience representing clients on TCPA and related matters. Many of these attorneys practice in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Orange County, Calif. office.

The TCPA Defense Force now includes the following partners and senior counsel:

  • Sterling Laney:  Sterling counsels financial services clients through heavily regulated financial services and consumer finance sectors. Sterling’s previous in-house experience is valuable to clients and as a member of Financial Services Litigation Team and Consumer Finance Litigation Team, he represents public and private companies and financial institutions in defending class actions. 
  • Marty Stern:  Drawing on his experience in the US Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission, Marty is a trusted advisor to his clients on regulatory, policy and commercial matters across the communications, technology and media sectors.  He has handled and resolved numerous investigations before the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and advises companies on TCPA compliance.

Chris Jones, Womble Bond Dickinson’s Business Litigation Practice Group leader, said, “We look forward to being the new home of the TCPA Defense Force and continuing to ensure that Womble Bond Dickinson is the nation’s preeminent firm for businesses addressing TCPA issues.”