Third Circuit Court of Appeals Resolves Massive Split

Briefing Call

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Briefing Calls

Listen to the Briefing Call

Join us for this NCBA Briefing Call, in which Andrew Schwartz with Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP discusses the 3rd Circuit's recent en banc review of Riccio v. Sentry, why clarification of the “in writing” requirement in the 3rd Circuit was pursued, what does the decision mean to collectors, what does retroactive application mean, and what you should do if you changed the “in writing” language in your letter's 1692g(a)(3) notification in the 3rd Circuit.


Andrew Schwartz, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Andrew M. Schwartz is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, and Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights practice groups.

Mr. Schwartz' practice is largely devoted to matters regarding professional liability, concentrating on creditors' rights defense, defamation and privacy issues, business and commercial law, and legal malpractice matters. Mr. Schwartz defends all manner of financial institutions, debt servicers and buyers, auto finance companies, collection attorneys, student lenders, telecommunication providers, mortgage lenders and credit reporting agencies.

In 1991 Mr. Schwartz graduated from the "Great Books" program at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Schwartz attended Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, and earned his juris doctor in 1996.

While earning his juris doctor, Mr. Schwartz served as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Zelda Jonas of the New York Supreme Court. He also assisted in the creation of an award-winning homeless advocacy group, representing indigent clients through the homeless advocacy group and criminal defendants through the Hofstra Criminal Justice Clinic. Mr. Schwartz received the Former District Attorneys of New York Criminal Justice Award in 1996. Additionally, Mr. Schwartz was a two-time recipient, 1994 and 1995, of the Hofstra Pro Bono award for service to the community.