Andrea Bopp Stark

Staff Attorney

Andrea Bopp Stark is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center Boston office focusing on writing and teaching about fair debt collection practices and mortgage servicing issues. Andrea is also involved in advocating for foreclosure prevention and fair debt collection policies on the state and federal level. Andrea is a contributing author to NCLC’s Fair Debt CollectionHome Foreclosures, and Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications legal manuals. Previously, Andrea was a partner at Molleur Law Office in Biddeford, ME, and worked as an attorney for Northeast Legal Aid in Lawrence, Massachusetts where she was one of NCLC’s first recipients of the John G. Brooks fellowship. Andrea holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and obtained her JD and Masters of Social Work from Boston College. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

Featured Work

FDCPA Litigation Using New Reg. F: Pleading Tips & Recently Alleged Violations

The CFPB’s new Regulation F interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) took effect November 30, 2021. For more detail on the new regulation see Comprehensive New FDCPA Regulation F Takes Effect November 30. Based on a review of nearly sixty complaints alleging violations of Regulation F filed in federal court in the first…
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NCLC Digital Library: Advising Clients When an Abusive Partner Coerces Debt

This NCLC Digital Library article provides practice tips for advising clients with debt incurred by an abusive partner through coercion and fraud. While this article focuses on coercion by abusive partners, similar advice may be appropriate for elder abuse, abuse suffered by persons with disabilities who rely on a caretaker for day-to-day needs, victimization involving…
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FDCPA Litigation Using New Reg. F: Pleading Tips & Recently Alleged Violations

Based on a review of nearly sixty complaints alleging violations of Regulation F filed in federal court in the first six months since the effective date, this article provides initial advice for FDCPA practitioners regarding the use of Regulation F in litigation. The article lists pleading tips for Regulation F litigation, highlights particular violations of Regulation F alleged in the complaints, and links to examples of federal court complaints alleging those types of violations.
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