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Of Counsel
New Orleans
201 St. Charles Ave.
45th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170
F: 504.582.1233
Education
  • Tulane University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1999
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois

Gabriel A. Crowson

Gabe Crowson is a seasoned commercial litigator with a particular focus on the financial services industry. He regularly defends banks, mortgage servicers, auto finance companies, credit card companies, tax preparers, credit services organizations and other financial services providers in consumer class actions and individual plaintiff suits. Throughout his career, he has represented clients in qui tam suits under the False Claims Act, government investigations, and regulatory matters. Gabe has litigated consumer financial lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country involving claims under state UDAP statutes, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and state credit services organization statutes. He has also extensively written on a variety of class action and consumer financial services topics, including the Class Action Fairness Act, Article III standing in class actions, the CFPB’s Prepaid Card Rule, and the CFPB’s investigative and adjudicatory powers. 

In addition to his litigation practice, Gabe regularly represents consumer financial service providers in compliance and regulatory matters. In particular, he has assisted companies in connection with state licensing and registration requirements in conjunction with online lending programs. He has also assisted financial service providers in analyzing pertinent federal and state consumer financial laws and licensing requirements in connection with personal property financing, prepaid cards, and mortgage origination and servicing. Additionally, he has assisted companies in developing and refining policies and procedures to comply with BSA/AML requirements, the FTC’s Red Flag Rules for the prevention of identity theft, and OFAC guidelines. Gabe also serves on the adjunct faculty at Tulane Law School teaching a course on consumer financial services law.

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Amends Final Prepaid Account Rule and Further Extends Its Effective Date, American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee Newsletter (March 2018)
  • Is Presumption in Favor of CAFA Removal Gaining Traction Post-Dart Cherokee?, Bloomberg's BNA Class Action Litigation Report, 17 CLASS 614 (June 10, 2016)
  • Dart Cherokee Portends Litigation Over Presumption in Favor of Removal, 19 No. 2 Consumer Fin. Services L. Rep. 2 (May 29, 2015)
  • Supreme Court Rejection of Presumption Against Removal of CAFA Cases in Dart Cherokee Opens Door to Presumption in Favor of CAFA Removal, Bloomberg's BNA Class Action Litigation Report, 16 CLASS 362 (March 27, 2015)
  • Supreme Court Questions Its Jurisdiction in Case About CAFA Jurisdiction, Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Volume 18, Issue 12 (November 28, 2014)
  • The ABC's of a CFPB Adjudicatory Proceeding (Part II), 16 No. 11 Consumer Fin. Services L. Rep. 8 (Nov. 2, 2012)
  • The ABC's of a CFPB Adjudicatory Proceeding (Part I), 16 No. 10 Consumer Fin. Services L. Rep. 3 (Oct. 19, 2012)
  • The ABC's of a CFPB Civil Investigative Demand, 16 No. 5 Consumer Fin. Services L. Rep. 8 (Aug. 10, 2012)
  • Mapping the New Class Action Frontier - A Primer on the Class Action Fairness Act and Amended Rule 23, 59 Consumer Fin. L. Q. Rep. 11 (Spring-Summer 2005)

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    - Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Law Committee
    - Business Law Section, Banking Law Committee
  • Federal Bar Association