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David R. Esquivel

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Nashville
(615) 742-6285 TEL
(615) 742-0405 FAX
  • David Esquivel concentrates his practice on counseling, investigations, and litigation in the financial services sector, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

    He provides counsel to nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and furnishers of consumer data on how to ensure regulatory compliance under ever-increasing demands of federal regulatory agencies. David settled the claims of 120,000 consumers on behalf of a CRA in a nationwide class action and successfully defended a CRA against a variety of FCRA claims tried to jury verdict.

    David Esquivel concentrates his practice on counseling, investigations, and litigation in the financial services sector, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

    He provides counsel to nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and furnishers of consumer data on how to ensure regulatory compliance under ever-increasing demands of federal regulatory agencies. David settled the claims of 120,000 consumers on behalf of a CRA in a nationwide class action and successfully defended a CRA against a variety of FCRA claims tried to jury verdict.

    David's practice involves:

    • Fair Credit Reporting Act Counseling & Disputes – Advising on FCRA compliance issues, handling investigations conducted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and representing clients in class action and individual litigation.

    David's experience in FCRA compliance programs, government investigations, and regulatory proceedings is complemented by his engagement by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to serve as a regulatory auditor. For seven years, David frequently worked on-site at the NYSE conducting interviews, reviewing regulatory programs, providing recommendations, and rendering bi-annual reports to the NYSE and Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the NYSE's compliance with federal securities laws and regulations.

    David is very active in civic and pro bono matters. He currently serves on the Mission and Advocacy Committee of the Saint Thomas Health Services Board of Directors. He chairs the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and is President of the Board of Directors of the Duke Law Alumni Association. In 2012, David was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a commissioner on the state’s Access to Justice Commission. He has served as President of the Board of Directors for Conexión Américas and the Tennessee Justice Center. David was a member of the 2011 Class of Leadership Nashville.

    From 2003 to 2009, David represented victims of torture and other human rights abuses in El Salvador during the early 1980s in a civil lawsuit. David was lead counsel in a three-week trial in 2005 in which a federal court jury found the former Vice-Minister of Defense for El Salvador liable for crimes against humanity. The verdict was upheld on appeal. For his work on this case, David was named the Tennessee Bar Association’s "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" in 2005.

    David received his undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before moving to Nashville in 2001, David practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Shea & Gardner.

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    Memberships

    Tennessee Bar Association, Chair, Access to Justice Committee, 2010-2012

    American Bar Association, Antitrust Section's Trial Practice Committee, Vice-Chair, 2010-2013

    Tennessee Supreme Court, Leadership Nashville Class of 2011

    Access to Justice Commission

    Tennessee Justice Center, Board Member

    Conexion Americas, President, Board Member, 2011-2013

    Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, Advisory Board Member

    Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law, Class of 2007

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    Accolades

    Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010-2013

    Tennessee Bar Association's Harris A. Gilbert "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year," 2005

    Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow

    Order of the Coif

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