Press Release January 25, 2021

Allison Schoenthal Joins Goodwin As New York Head Of Consumer Financial Services Litigation And Enforcement

January 25, 2021 — Global law firm Goodwin announced today the addition of Allison Schoenthal as partner and New York head of Consumer Financial Services Litigation + Enforcement.

“Alli is an experienced and well-respected consumer financial services litigator with a robust practice that covers a broad spectrum of consumer finance counseling and defense work,” said Jim McGarry, co-chair of Goodwin’s Complex Litigation + Dispute Resolution practice. “Her industry knowledge and perspective will be of great benefit to our clients as financial institutions will likely face an increase in regulation from a reinvigorated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as well as continued disruption by technological innovation. We are delighted to welcome Alli to Goodwin.”

Schoenthal represents banks, trusts, lenders, government-sponsored enterprises, private equity firms, and loan servicers in consumer finance litigation and enforcement matters. Her practice is comprehensive and deep in the consumer finance space — including regulatory counseling and investigations, defending against enforcement actions by state and federal regulators, individual and class action lawsuits, and providing compliance advice and risk assessments. She is ranked by Chambers USA for Consumer Finance Litigation and named a Law360 MVP for Banking.

Schoenthal’s adds to Goodwin’s leading practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Justice, Attorneys General's offices, and many other federal and state agencies with enforcement and supervisory authority in the consumer financial services field.

“Goodwin has a deep bench of leading financial industry talent, and has built one of the top consumer financial services litigation and enforcement practices in the United States,” said Schoenthal. “I am excited to join this accomplished and collaborative team, and together counsel financial services clients on some of the industry's most complex matters.”

Goodwin’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice defends many of the nation’s largest financial institutions, including prominent banks, mortgage servicers, credit card issuers, and insurers, in high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters on a host of consumer finance issues. The practice is ranked one of the top firms in the U.S. by Chambers USA, which notes Goodwin’s “longstanding reputation as an exceptionally strong consumer finance litigation firm.” Goodwin is also among Legal 500’s Top Five Consumer Finance Litigation firms.