Among his recent matters, Mr. Schneider has represented large financial institutions in the following matters:
- More than fifty lawsuits filed by individual borrowers challenging a wide variety of mortgage lending practices, from origination, to servicing, to loan modification, to foreclosure in several different states. Mr. Schneider resolved or succeeded in dismissing virtually all of the lawsuits. As part of his representation, Mr. Schneider successfully briefed and argued an appeal at the First Circuit Court of Appeals, after winning summary judgment at the district court level.
- Dozens of similar lawsuits filed in the District of Rhode Island by individual borrowers challenging the role of MERS in the foreclosure process, which were ordered into a mediation program before a special master. Mr. Schneider worked as part of a team to successfully resolve the lawsuits through the special master process or cause the lawsuits to be dismissed at the pleadings stage.
- Multiple lawsuits filed by counties and qui tam actions on behalf of counties challenging the use of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (“MERS”) loan registry system.
- Lawsuits filed by municipalities alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act resulting from allegedly discriminatory lending practices.
- Several multi-year litigations arising out of the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities.
- A putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Mr. Schneider is a member of the American Bar Association.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Schneider worked as a Court Attorney for the New York City Housing Court.