J. Matthew Goodin

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Matt Goodin is an experienced litigator who has handled a broad range of high-stakes disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Matt's practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation matters with an emphasis on the banking and financial services industries.

Matt Goodin is an experienced litigator who has handled a broad range of high-stakes disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Matt's practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation matters with an emphasis on the banking and financial services industries.

Matt's experience includes:

Antitrust Litigation
  • Representing large European bank in numerous class actions involving alleged manipulation of U.S. Dollar LIBOR and other interest rate and financial derivative benchmarks (EURIBOR, YEN LIBOR, ISDAFIX)
  • Representing large European bank in numerous class and individual actions involving alleged manipulation of foreign exchange (FX) benchmarks
Securities Litigation
  • Represented issuers of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in multiple litigation matters brought by National Credit Union Administration Board (NCUA) as Conservator for several failed credit unions alleging fraud and violations of state and federal securities laws
  • Represented issuers of RMBS in multiple litigation matters brought by various Federal Home Loan Banks alleging fraud and violations of state and federal securities laws
False Claims/Qui Tam Litigation and Investigations
  • Represented mortgage lenders/servicers in qui tam litigation alleging false statements to government-sponsored entities (GSEs) to recoup expenses not recoverable under applicable guidelines and contracts
  • Represented mortgage lenders/servicers in qui tam litigation alleging financial institutions made false statements to avoid payment of fees for recording security instruments
Consumer Class Action Litigation

Matt has represented banks and other lenders, servicers, securitized trusts and others in dozens of class actions involving claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) and state consumer fraud/deceptive business practices statutes, such as California Business & Professions Code §§ 17200, et seq. (UCL), and the Bankruptcy Code.

  • Representing student loan trusts in putative class actions seeking classwide discharge of certain categories of student loans on various grounds
  • Representing student loan trusts in putative class actions alleging improper collection and litigation tactics
  • Represented various banks and mortgage servicers in class actions alleging defects in private mortgage insurance (PMI) disclosures and general mortgage insurance (MI) cancellation procedures
  • Represented mortgage lenders/servicers in several class actions alleging improper loan payoff and recordation fees
  • Represented mortgage lender/servicer in class action alleging systemic service defects in foreclosure proceedings
  • Represented mortgage lenders/servicers in series of putative class actions alleging improper fees in association with Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented mortgage lender/servicer in putative class action alleging violations of state unfair competition laws, fraud and violations of RESPA in its use of seller-reserve auctions to liquidate foreclosed and other REO properties
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., Wabash College, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2001
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Professional Affiliations
    • Fellow, America Bar Foundation
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • Member, Conference on Consumer Finance Law