Stella Padilla is an associate in Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Financial Industry Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices. Her practice focuses on the representation of financial services institutions and companies in complex business litigation matters, including commercial business disputes, class action litigation, and enforcement actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state attorneys general.  In addition, Ms. Padilla also advises financial institutions, including FinTech companies, on regulatory compliance issues.

She speaks fluent Spanish and is an intermediate reader and writer in the language.

Experience

工作经历

EXPÉRIENCE

ERFAHRUNG

  • Represented a consumer product manufacturer in connection with consumer class action alleging misrepresentations regarding product characteristics.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and Fortune 50 Company in numerous federal and state putative class actions alleging violations of state and federal consumer laws.
  • Represented national bank in series of lawsuits brought by municipalities alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act.
  • Represented a nationwide mortgage servicer in a government enforcement action alleging loan servicing violations under state and federal law.
  • Represented nationwide bank in class action alleging breach of contract based on imposition of fees in connection with ACH transactions.
  • Represented commercial company in connection with post-merger disputes involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and other common law claims.
  • Advised financial institution clients, including FinTech companies, on compliance changes.
  • Represented a real estate mezzanine commercial lender in various disputes.
  • Represented various companies complex business disputes involving breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, breach of fiduciary, duty and other common law claims.
Professional Experience

Ms. Padilla defends leading financial services institutions and other companies against a variety of complex issues, including class action defense, enforcement actions, and representing companies in business disputes.  She has represented and advised financial services institutions in matters related to and arising under the Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices laws (UDAP), Unfair Competition Laws (UCL), and other consumer statutes and regulations.  She has advised financial institution clients on compliance and practice changes, including in connection with Dodd-Frank, Regulation Z, and NACHA Rules.  She has also advised FinTech companies in civil investigations by various federal and state agencies.

Ms. Padilla has also previously served as an extern for the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Court, C.D. of California.

Credentials

专业资格

RÉFÉRENCES

WERDEGANG

Education

J.D., 2014
UCLA School of Law
B.A., 2011
California State University, Long Beach

(summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa)

Admissions

Bar

California

Courts

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

Languages

语言

LANGUES

Sprachen

Spanish
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