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Eric Troutman

Attorney at Law at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

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Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

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The Czar of TCPAland. Eric is one of the country’s prominent class action defense attorneys and is nationally-recognized in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. He has served as lead defense counsel in more than 50 national TCPA class actions and has litigated nearly a thousand individual TCPA cases in his role as national strategic litigation counsel for major banks and finance companies. He also helps industry participants build TCPA-compliant processes, policies, and systems.

Eric has built a national litigation practice based upon deep experience, rigorous analysis, and extraordinary responsiveness. Eric and his team feel equally at home litigating multi-billion dollar telecommunications class actions in federal court as they do developing and executing national litigation strategies for institutions facing an onslaught of individual TCPA matters. They thrive in each of these roles—delivering consistently excellent results —while never losing sight of the client experience.

While many firms now tout TCPA expertise, Eric has been there from the beginning. He built one of the country’s first TCPA-only defense teams and began serving as national TCPA counsel for his clients nearly a decade ago. This perspective allows him to swiftly develop the right litigation strategies for dealing with recurring problems, without wasting time on tactics that are bound to fail.

Eric’s rich historical perspective and encyclopedic knowledge of the TCPA landscape also make him an invaluable resource to institutional compliance teams struggling to comply with the shifting regulatory landscape. No task is too small—or too big. Indeed, Eric and his team have helped build TCPA-compliant systems and processes for some of the largest and most complex corporate entities in the country. He commonly works with in-house compliance counsel to build and implement enterprise and business-line specific TCPA solutions, performs TCPA audits and drafts and reviews proposed TCPA policies and procedures. He and his team also have the technical expertise necessary to assist call centers seeking to develop TCPA-resistant call path architecture or to modify existing telephony and software integration to better insulate from potential TCPA exposure.

Eric has built a reputation for thought leadership. An avid blogger and speaker, Eric has been at the forefront of industry’s effort to push for clarity and a return to sanity for the TCPA for years. He was selected to advocate for the financial services industry on important TCPA issues before the Federal Communications Commission and co-authored the nation’s only comprehensive practice guide on TCPA defense.

In his spare time, Eric leads defense teams representing banks and other financial services companies in consumer finance litigation matters. He has experience representing clients in UCC, TILA, RESPA FCRA, CCRA, CLRA, FDCPA, RFDCPA and FCCPA claims, as well as in fraud and bank operations issues.

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Yes, Debt Collectors Can Still Call Numbers Supplied to Creditors as Part of Underlying Transaction

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Whoa! Court Holds TCPA Unconstitutional as Applied to Calls Made Before July 6, 2020

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SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Previously Ruled on TCPA ATDS Definition—What Position Did She Take?

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Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that Incentive Payments Commonly Awarded to Class Representatives are Impermissible in a Classwide Settlement

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Government Agrees the TCPA Only Covers Random-Fire Dialers...So What Are We Still Doing Here?

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TCPA Hits Close to Home: Unilateral Acts of Plaintiff Cannot Trigger Jurisdiction in Far-Flung Forums

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TCPA Filings Way Down so Far in August, 2020– Dog Days of Summer or Facebook Effect?

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The Final Piece to the ATDS Puzzle? Huge TCPA Ruling in Kansas May Determine the Fate of Tenth Circuit ATDS Cases Ahead of Facebook

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Skip Tracing TCPA Problem for Debt Collector: Court Denies Class Certification; but Gives Plaintiff a Second Chance

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Score is Now 3-2 in Favor of Marks: 6th Circuit Adopts 9th Circuit Definition of ATDS

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ATDS Allegations Against Debt Collectors Simply not Plausible in Seventh Circuit, Says Illinois Court

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About This Year's 8 Big TCPA Stories

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Fractured ATDS Landscape: This Graphic Explains Why SCOTUS is Taking Another Look at the TCPA

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A Dark Day for Free Speech: Supreme Court Upholds Statute Supposedly Preventing Robocalls–But at what Cost?

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FCC Holds That Text Platforms Requiring Manual Number Entry Are Not ATDS Under TCPA

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What is a “System” for ATDS Purposes? Important New TCPA Decision Takes a Decidedly Narrow Read on a Tricky Issue of (Almost) First Impression

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TCPA Personal Liability Rule Narrowed? Seventh Circuit Holds Mere Knowledge of Illegal Conduct is not Enough to Hold an Officer Personally Liable for TCPA Violation

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9th Cir. Holds "Called Party" is Current Subscriber, Rejects "Intended Recipient" Approach

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Court Rejects TCPA Claim Where Plaintiff’s Counsel Knowingly Sent Revocation Letter to Improper Address

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Debt Collector TCPA Defendant Hit With $267MM Trial Verdict Rejected an $875k Demand at Mediation—is this Insurer Bad Faith?