Eric Troutman, commonly known as “the Czar” in certain legal circles, is one of the country’s top class action defense lawyers and a nationally recognized expert in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. His deep experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the TCPA landscape make him an invaluable resource to institutional compliance teams struggling to comply with the shifting regulatory landscape. Eric Troutman is well known for finding creative solutions to complex legal problems and has earned numerous first-in-the-nation results and precedent-setting cases for his clients.
Eric Troutman’s practice is centered around serving as national counsel to banks and finance companies in defending TCPA cases. He has also helped spearhead the banking industry’s push for TCPA clarity before the Federal Communications Commission and has assisted on numerous appeals addressing hot-button TCPA issues. His practice also focuses on complex commercial and financial institution litigation, mortgage lending, and bankruptcy. Mr. Troutman’s litigation experience includes practice in both state and federal courts, as well as bankruptcy and appellate matters.
Eric Troutman is a gifted strategist and world-class courtroom advocate trusted by many of the nation’s biggest companies to handle their toughest multi-billion-dollar exposure cases. He has served as lead counsel in hundreds of putative nationwide class actions and successfully navigated thousands of individual litigation matters. Eric Troutman is well known for his thought leadership. An avid blogger and speaker, he has been at the forefront of the 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.
Eric Troutman has built a national litigation practice based upon deep experience, rigorous analysis, and extraordinary responsiveness. He and his team feel equally at home litigating multibillion-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.
Eric Troutman 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.
While many firms now tout TCPA expertise, Eric Troutman 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.