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.

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Regulatory enforcement actions defense

Defense of state regulatory enforcement actions and inquiries in various jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

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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.

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Financial/lending/regulatory representation

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bank president defense

Successfully defended a bank president in a $28 million lawsuit following a four-week jury trial.

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