W. Kyle Tayman

W. Kyle Tayman

W. Kyle Tayman

Kyle Tayman is a partner in the firm’s Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices, and is also a member of the Government Investigations & Enforcement, FinTech and Antitrust practices. Mr. Tayman concentrates his practice on representing and defending banks and financial institutions in government investigations and enforcement actions, False Claims Act litigation, consumer class actions and complex litigation. He also has substantial experience defending corporations, officers, and directors in shareholder actions, defending private equity and commercial clients in complex litigation, and advising FinTech clients on consumer regulatory and litigation matters. He joined Goodwin in 2008.

Professional Activities

Mr. Tayman is a Barrister member of the William B. Bryant American Inn of Court and a member of the John Carroll Society.

Professional Experience

During Law school, Mr. Tayman served as a law clerk at an international trade law firm in Washington, D.C.


While attending law school, Mr. Tayman was on the executive board for the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Tayman represents clients in government investigations brought by the CFPB, DOJ, FTC, HUD, and state attorneys general, and regularly defends clients in complex commercial litigation and class action matters at the trial and appellate levels of federal and state courts. He frequently defends clients in enforcement proceedings and litigation under federal and state consumer lending laws, including RESPA, FCRA, ECOA, TCPA, TILA, FDCPA, and UDAAP. His work for clients includes:

  • Representation of Quicken Loans in lawsuit filed against the federal government concerning the administration of the FHA loan program (Quicken Loans v. United States, 15-cv-11408 (E.D. Mich.)) and defense of a False Claim Act lawsuit and investigation brought by the Department of Justice (United States v. Quicken Loans, 15-cv-00613 (D.D.C.)).
  • Defense of credit card lender against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigation under Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Representation of national mortgage lender in investigation under Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act brought by CFPB.
  • Representation of national mortgage lender in putative class actions alleging violations of TCPA.
  • Representing a mortgage lender in a criminal fraud investigation brought by a state attorney general’s office.
  • Successful defense of multiple HUD investigations into the fair lending practices of mortgage lenders under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Achieving dismissal of a qui tam False Claim Act action for FHA mortgage origination brought against First Horizon Bank. U.S. ex rel. Brian Hastings v. Wells Fargo Bank NA Inc. et al., 2:12-cv-03624 (C.D. Cal. July 15, 2014).
  • Successful defense of numerous lawsuits against bank clients alleging wrongful foreclosure and violation of the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and state consumer protection laws.
  • Representing multiple bank clients in successful defense of several state-wide class actions brought by county recorders alleging failure to pay recordation fees.
  • Achieving dismissal of a lawsuit against Mail.ru Group Limited and certain investment funds alleging money service businesses violated California’s Money Transmission Act by failing to obtain proper licensing.
  • Representing Five Mile Capital Partners in successfully blocking a shareholder action to preliminarily enjoin a merger transaction.
  • Defending a pro bono client on death row in a habeas petition.



J.D., 2008
Georgetown University Law Center

(cum laude)

B.A., 2003
Georgetown University

(cum laude)



District of Columbia


U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court of Maryland
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