Industries & Practices
Banking & Financial Services Litigation
HUD fair lending enforcement investigations and regulatory actions
Successful defense of “matched-pair” based claims, defending lenders in response to alleged violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Fair Housing Act and facially inequitable credit data.
Regulatory enforcement actions defense
Defense of state regulatory enforcement actions and inquiries in various jurisdictions throughout the U.S.
Complex lending and loan servicing issues
Defense of civil litigations related to complex issues associated with lending and loan servicing, including successful resolution of claims involving loan repurchase/indemnification, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Represented a major national lender in connection with self-disclosure of non-compliance with certain regulatory issues. The engagement included meeting and working with state and federal regulators, state-wide vacature of more than 25,000 lawsuits, appearances in virtually every court within the State of Ohio and coordination of refunds of state-court judgments.
Defense victory for mortgage lender in federal court
Secured dismissal of claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against a mortgage lender in federal court.
Arbitration actions brought by FINRA
Successfully represented several national broker-dealers and their associated persons in over 60 arbitration actions brought before the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as in securities fraud claims brought in federal court in over 15 states.
Bank president defense
Successfully defended a bank president in a $28 million lawsuit following a four-week jury trial.