Press Release September 10, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands Financial Institutions Group with Addition of Michael Flynn in Washington, D.C.

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Michael Flynn has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Institutions Group in Washington, D.C. Flynn comes to Goodwin from Flagstar Bancorp, where he served as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President.

Flynn has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with particular expertise in the consumer financial services market. He has held senior leadership and management roles for public and private banking entities, as well as for law firms and federal regulatory agencies, including service as Acting General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to Goodwin Procter,” said Lynne Barr, chair of Goodwin’s Consumer Financial Services and Banking Practices. “His private and public sector experience, combined with his broad regulatory expertise, will bring significant added value to our consumer financial services, bank and FinTech clients.”

Bob Kurucza, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and resident in its Washington, D.C. office, added: “Mike will add another welcome dimension of senior leadership to our D.C. financial services team.”

At Goodwin, Flynn will focus his practice on mortgage and other consumer financial services, including compliance and legal operational issues, secondary market and other transactions, and regulatory enforcement. He will work on matters related to federal and state consumer protection laws (including TILA, RESPA, FACTA/FCRA and FDCPA), FHA and GSE issues, as well as matters involving fair lending and community reinvestment, and practice before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Prior to his tenure at Flagstar, Flynn was General Counsel of PNC Mortgage, the mortgage division of PNC Bank. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Deputy General Counsel and then Acting General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), while simultaneously serving as counselor to the board of directors of HUD’s Hope for Homeowners program. He has also held executive positions at World Savings Bank and Chicago Title Insurance Company.

Flynn received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and his B.A. from Indiana University. He is a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He can be reached at or (202) 346-4175.

Goodwin is widely recognized as one of the leading law firms serving the diverse regulatory, transactional and litigation needs of financial institutions. Its interdisciplinary teams offer technical expertise and deep resources to provide a unique perspective that crosses business lines and legal disciplines. In the consumer financial services market, the firm represents the full range of clients, including banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card issuers, insurance companies, broker-dealers, consumer lenders, payment system networks, money transmitters, auto lenders, student lenders, debt collectors, FinTech companies, leasing companies and industry trade associations. Its consumer financial services attorneys handle a broad range of sophisticated and cutting-edge regulatory and transactional matters, and are backed by Goodwin’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice, one of the most highly regarded in the country.

The firm’s Washington, D.C. office was established in 1994 and is home to over 100 attorneys with substantial experience in litigation and regulatory and business law. 

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.