Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that Luke Sosnicki has joined the Firm as a business litigation partner in our Los Angeles office. Luke joins the Firm from Dykema, where he served as a member.
Luke is an experienced financial services litigator who has spent most of his career defending banks, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits across the country. Luke also provides comprehensive advice on litigation and enforcement risks related to federal and state data privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which takes effect in 2020.
“We’re thrilled to have Luke join Thompson Coburn and serve as a valuable resource for our financial services clients on a host of litigation and regulatory issues,” said Jennifer Post, Managing Partner of Thompson Coburn’s Los Angeles office. “Luke’s extensive experience in representing financial institutions and his leadership on data privacy issues are key assets for us as we expand the service offerings of our Los Angeles office and broaden our client base in California.”
“I look forward to joining Thompson Coburn’s growing Los Angeles office and becoming a part of a strong, nationally recognized litigation group,” said Luke. “Thompson Coburn has historic ties to the banking and financial services community, and I’m excited to provide representation to our litigation clients in California and beyond.”
Throughout his career, Luke has successfully defended financial services clients in lawsuits brought under various state and federal consumer protection statutes related to loan origination, servicing, debt collection, foreclosure, and other measures related to unfair or deceptive practices.
He also advises financial services companies on federal and state laws governing data management and the handling of private consumer information. Luke has written and spoken extensively about the CCPA, which, when it takes effect in 2020, will impose significant new burdens on companies in California relating to the consumer information they collect.
Before joining Dykema, Luke previously served as in-house counsel at Nationstar, one of the country’s largest mortgage servicers, and Aurora Bank FSB (formerly Lehman Brothers Bank FSB). In both roles, he managed litigation and advised business unites on litigation risk, foreclosure practices, and state and federal laws governing default management.
Luke earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where served as an editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. He obtained a B.S. in Political Science and English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.