Financial Services Litigation

Bilzin Sumberg has represented clients in a diverse array of complex financial services litigation matters. Our work has been especially noteworthy in the areas of mortgage loan repurchase and indemnification defense and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) litigation. Cross-leveraging legal talent from our Corporate, Tax, and Real Estate Groups, our Litigation Group has defended billions of dollars' worth of such claims throughout the U.S. We also handle complex litigation on behalf of insurance companies, insurance services providers, managing general agents, accounting firms, financial services divisions of major national homebuilders, and "home offices" and wealth management companies.

Our financial services litigation team has successfully litigated and resolved claims nationwide, including in California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia. We have defended over 60 mortgage originators against claims brought by numerous large institutions including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Bank of America, Countrywide Home Loans, CitiMortgage, Wells Fargo, Lehman Brothers Bank, Aurora Loan Services, JP Morgan Chase, RFC/ResCap, SunTrust Mortgage, US Bank, and the FDIC. Additionally, our litigation tactics are unencumbered by conflicts of interest that may occur when firms represent both originators and big banks or GSEs.

Our multi-disciplinary team provides a unified approach to resolving high-stakes mortgage and banking litigation, representing financial institutions, loan originators, servicers, and sellers in all phases of the dispute – from pre-litigation risk management and review and investigation of pre-litigation demands through the defense of claims, whether in litigation or arbitration. Additionally, in an effort to resolve issues without involving the courts, the team is seasoned in non-litigation dispute resolutions.

We are also involved in other aspects of mortgage crisis-related litigation, including litigation involving mortgage insurance companies and the rescission of mortgage insurance.

Our wealth of experience allows us to tailor and streamline our litigation, arbitration, and case resolution tactics to provide cost savings to our clients while continuing to maintain the highest standards of aggressive representation.

Philip R. Stein
One of the country's most prolific litigators of high-stakes cases affecting the mortgage and homebuilding industries, Phil is editor and contributor of Bilzin Sumberg's Financial Services Blog.

Philip R. Stein

Partner, Litigation Practice Group Leader

Enza G. Boderone

Of Counsel

Jake M. Greenberg


L. Kent Koch


Luis M. Reyes


Shalia M. Sakona


David W. Trench

Partner, General Counsel
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