Courtney Hayden is a counsel in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice areas. She specializes in the defense of companies, primarily financial institutions, against government enforcement actions, class actions, and other complex litigation. Ms. Hayden regularly defends mortgage lenders and servicers facing claims brought under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Massachusetts Consumer Credit Cost Disclosure Act and various states’ unfair and deceptive trade practices acts. These lawsuits arise in federal and state courts nationwide, and through various agencies’ administrative proceedings.

Ms. Hayden is also an editor of LenderLaw Watch, a firm blog that monitors and analyzes news and legal issues affecting the consumer finance industry.

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Ms. Hayden’s representative matters include:

  • Obtained summary judgment on various state and federal claims alleging mortgage servicing violations. Affirmed by First Circuit.
  • Defeated class certification in mortgage servicing case alleging ECOA and state unfair competition law violations arising out of untimely responses to HAMP loan modification applications.
  • Prevailed on motion to strike class claims arising out of alleged mortgage servicing violations.
  • Secured dismissals of multiple fair lending cases pending before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
  • Led successful defense of numerous lawsuits against banks arising out of alleged mortgage servicing and origination violations throughout New England and other states.
Professional Activities

Ms. Hayden is an active member of multiple national and local bar associations, including the American Bar Association. There she works as a Young Lawyers Liaison between the ABA’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and the Diversity, Equity + Inclusion.

Locally, Ms. Hayden is a co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Senior Associates Section and serves on the Steering Committee of the BBA’s Multidistrict Litigation & Class Actions Section. She previously acted as a liaison between the BBA’s Financial Services Section and the New Lawyers Section.

In addition, Ms. Hayden is a member of Goodwin’s Women’s Initiative, which supports and advances the development and leadership of Goodwin’s women attorneys, and the Attorney Engagement Committee, which seeks to enhance attorneys’ experiences at the firm.

Professional Experience

While in law school, Ms. Hayden interned at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. She also worked as a student attorney for Washington College of Law’s Federal Tax Clinic, where she counseled and represented clients in controversies before the I.R.S. and U.S. Tax Court. Prior to joining Goodwin, she clerked for the Honorable Kathleen E. Coffey at the West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department.

Recognition

While attending law school, Ms. Hayden was an editor for the Washington College of Law Criminal Law Brief.

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Education

J.D., 2009
American University Washington College of Law
B.A., 2004
Tufts University

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U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
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