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Williams & Connolly LLP
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

Effectively leveraging its trial-ready credentials, Washington DC-based litigation powerhouse Williams & Connolly LLP frequently achieves favorable results for financial services entities (including banks, funds and money service providers) in high-profile enforcement actions and private litigation. Dane Butswinkas recently helped Barclays secure a significantly lower financial penalty when it decided to fight an MBS-related FIRREA case brought by the DOJ. In another recent case which highlights the firm’s ‘dogged determination and willingness to fight‘, John Villa secured a favorable outcome for TCF National Bank in a CFPB enforcement lawsuit relating to its overdraft fee policies. Ryan Scarborough was also central to the firm’s work for TCF National Bank, and along with Villa, has also built up a significant reputation for representing directors and officers in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the context of failed financial institutions. Formerly at the CFPB, counsel Rachel Rodman has an excellent reputation for handling consumer finance-related cases. As well as the firm’s ability to handle cases at first instance, it is also able to represent clients at an appellate level by virtue of a flourishing Supreme Court practice that includes several highly regarded practitioners.