David Bizar, chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group, was elected to serve on The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers’ board of regents.
Based in the firm’s Boston office, Bizar represents consumer banks and financial services companies in high-stakes disputes in the courts and before government authorities challenging the legality of their products and services, corporate practices and regulatory adherence. He has defended numerous class actions, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, and individual cases with systemic exposure for national banks and federal savings associations, mortgage lenders and servicers, manufacturer and third party automotive finance companies, credit card issuers, short-term lenders, and national retailers.
A former member of the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), Bizar served on active duty with the 1st Cavalry Division as chief of a legal assistance office and as a prosecutor, and was attached to the 4th Infantry Division as a defense counsel. In 1996, Bizar deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division during Operation Desert Strike to the Emirate of Kuwait, where he served as the legal counsel to the commander and was awarded The Army Achievement Medal for meritorious service.
Founded in 1996, The American College of Consumer Financial Service Lawyers, Inc. is a professional association of lawyers particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession. The College brings together into an association qualified members of the profession who, by reason of their character, skill and ability, will contribute to the accomplishments and good fellowship of the College. Membership in the College is limited to those lawyers whose principal practice is in the field of consumer financial services law, who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing and published writings. You can learn more by visiting http://www.accfsl.org/.