Keith Levenberg

Keith Levenberg

Keith Levenberg
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4248

Keith Levenberg is a partner in the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Financial Industry Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices. He joined Goodwin in 2011.


Mr. Levenberg specializes in the defense of class actions and high-stakes lawsuits by governmental and organizational plaintiffs. His record for financial industry clients includes victories for all five of the country’s five largest banks along with emerging players in the fintech space. He has helped clients win dismissals, defeat class certification, and protect their victories on appeal in a range of disputes relating to loan servicing, fair lending/fair housing, loan modification and forbearance programs, consumer privacy, and the federal securities laws. Some career highlights include:

Mortgage-loan modification and forbearance consumer class actions. — Federal and private relief programs intended to mitigate defaults and foreclosures in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis created a wave of lawsuits challenging servicers’ practices for handling and decisioning applications. Mr. Levenberg has a 6-0 record defeating class certification in these cases, along with numerous early-stage dismissals.

Citywide fair lending suits. — In a string of lawsuits in which local governments touted statistical models purporting to show a disparate impact or disparate treatment in lending terms, Mr. Levenberg won dismissals and a summary judgment ruling the proffered models incapable of evidencing a single case of discrimination.

Tech-sector litigation. — Mr. Levenberg has represented software developers and equipment manufacturers in antitrust and intellectual property matters and contract disputes.

Investigations and regulatory matters. — Mr. Levenberg has negotiated favorable resolutions and helped close investigations brought by the DOJ, CFPB, SEC, and various state AGs. He’s also helped companies conduct internal investigations to help maintain confidence in their compliance practices.

Pro bono appeals. — Mr. Levenberg has prevailed for pro bono clients in claims for disability benefits before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and won an appeal of a family court judgment that resulted in a father’s reunification with his two daughters.

Mr. Levenberg has authored hundreds of dispositive motions, class-certification briefs, and appeal briefs. He is also experienced working with expert witnesses and IT professionals in analyzing complex data sets and statistical models, and briefing and arguing Daubert motions challenging opponents’ ill-substantiated expert testimony.

Professional Activities

Mr. Levenberg is a member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in Washington, D.C., Mr. Levenberg practiced in the New York offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Chadbourne & Parke LLP.




Columbia Law School


Tufts University

(magna cum laude)


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Honorable Samuel A. Alito Jr.



  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Levenberg was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2011 (New York), 2013, 2014, and 2015 (Washington, D.C.). In law school, he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review.


Mr. Levenberg authored “Fraudulent Conveyances and the Bankruptcy Code’s Black Box: How Can Lenders Establish ‘Value’ Under Section 548?” (2011) and “Revolving Credits as Fraudulent Conveyances: Is Rubin v. Manufacturers Hanover Trust Still Good Law?” (2009) in the Banking Law Journal. He contributed a chapter to the second edition of the Telecom Antitrust Handbook, published by the American Bar Association in 2013. Mr. Levenberg is also a regular contributor to the London, U.K.-based The World of Fine Wine, which published his article “Fraud accusations provide a rude awakening for fine-wine lovers” in June 2012, about the federal criminal investigation into counterfeiters of collectible wine.