Todd A. Boock is Counsel in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices. He concentrates his practice in consumer financial services and commercial litigation, representing mortgage loan originators, servicers, investors, and other clients through all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts.

Mr. Boock regularly represents financial institutions in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters, including disputes under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), state law unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) claims, and a variety of common law claims. He has briefed and argued cases before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Boock has also done regulatory work and coordinated and participated in large-scale compliance projects involving nationwide clients and their banking practices. He has counseled banking clients on litigation avoidance and how to prepare for and manage changes in federal and state law.

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Mr. Boock has defended clients in a variety of matters, including consumer financial services litigation, class actions, securities matters and general commercial litigation. He has represented national and regional financial institutions, large international securities firms, public corporations, private businesses, and individuals through all phases of the trial and arbitration process.

Representative Matters

  • Defended loan originators, investors and servicers in federal and state actions arising out of origination and servicing claims
  • Defended a large national financial institution in putative class action alleging fraud, breach of contract and violations of consumer protection laws arising out of loss mitigation practices*
  • Prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of a loan servicer sued for unfair and deceptive practices, statutory violations and contract claims*
  • Represented financial institutions before the Ninth Circuit and California Courts of Appeal*
  • Defended broker-dealers and investment advisors in securities arbitrations*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Boock is a member of the Litigation and Real Property Law sections of the California State Bar. He maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients referred by local legal services organizations, including Public Counsel and Bet Tzedek.

Professional Experience

From 2006-2011, Mr. Boock served as Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America, N.A., where he managed litigation involving the bank and its affiliates; and First Vice President/Senior Counsel at Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., where he was a frontline litigator and member of the California In-house Litigation Group.

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Education

J.D., 1994
University of California Hastings College of the Law
B.A., 1991
University of California, Berkeley

Admissions

Bar

California

Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
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