Christina Hennecken is a partner in the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, ERISA Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices. Christina represents financial institutions in class actions, government enforcement proceedings and investigations, and complex civil litigation involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Act, and other federal and state consumer protection statutes. She joined Goodwin in 2014.
During law school, Christina interned for the United States Attorney’s Office and was a summer associate at Goodwin. In addition, Christina was an articles editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law and participated in Georgetown Law’s Public Policy Clinic.
Christina’s recent experience includes:
- Representation of several financial services companies in putative nationwide ERISA class actions alleging that investment options in employee retirement plans had excessive fees and/or poor performance. These include several actions challenging mutual fund companies’ use of their own products as investment options in their own retirement plans
- Representation of several financial services companies in enforcement actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding compliance with the CFPA and prohibitions on unfair and deceptive practices
- Representation of an investment management firm in ERISA class action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, involving multi-week trial in 2018 regarding alleged breaches of fiduciary duty. Trial decision granted judgment for Goodwin’s clients on all counts and claims
- Defeated class certification of a putative class of current and former employees enrolled in numerous retirement plans seeking recovery under ERISA for alleged breaches of fiduciary duty
- Defeated class certification of a putative nationwide class of individuals seeking recovery under the TCPA for allegedly receiving telephone calls on their cellphones marketing residential home mortgage modifications. Newhart v. Quicken Loans Inc., No. 9:15-CV-812 (S.D.Fla.)
- Defeated class certification of putative nationwide class of individuals seeking recovery under the TCPA for allegedly receiving telephone calls without their consent. Jacobs v. Quicken Loans Inc., No. 9:15-CV-81386 (S.D. Fla.)
- Representation of national mortgage lender in investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding compliance with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
- Representation of national mortgage servicer in investigation by the Department of Justice regarding compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Georgetown University Law Center
(summa cum laude)
- District of Columbia
Christina is a contributor to Goodwin's ERISA Litigation Update, as well as its Consumer Finance Insights blog, the marketplace’s first resource for real-time reporting on the full range of public federal and state consumer finance enforcement activity.
- Co-Author, “Mini-TCPA Laws You Should Know and That May Be Coming Soon in 2023", Westlaw Today, March 10, 2023
- Speaker, "Pensions & Investments," Defined Contribution Investment Lineup Conference, May 2022
- Speaker, "ERISA Fiduciary Litigation Update," Strafford 2022