Levi Swank is a partner in the firm’s Financial Industry group and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice. Mr. Swank represents banks, non-bank financial institutions, and Fintech companies in complex litigation, appellate, and government enforcement matters. He has served as counsel of record in federal and state courts around the country, including the United States Supreme Court, and has represented numerous banks and Fintech companies in investigations and administrative enforcement proceedings initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Swank is particularly expert in advising clients and defending matters related to the False Claims Act, Fair Housing Act, and the alphabet soup of federal and state consumer finance laws, including RESPA, FCRA, ECOA, TILA, FDCPA, and UDAAP. Mr. Swank also co-lead’s Goodwin’s Consumer Finance Enforcement Watch blog, the marketplace’s first resource for real-time reporting on the full range of public federal and state consumer finance enforcement activity, and co-author’s Goodwin’s Consumer Finance Year in Review. Mr. Swank joined Goodwin in 2015 following his service as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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  • Counsel for multiple Fintech companies in investigations brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that concerned credit reporting, payment processing, and real estate settlement services.
  • Counsel for national bank defending complex litigation alleging that the bank engaged in racial discrimination in mortgage lending and servicing.
  • Counsel for two top-ten mortgage lenders in defending complex litigation brought by county officials challenging mortgage recording practices.
  • Counsel for multiple top-ten mortgage lenders defending litigation and enforcement actions concerning FHA lending practices.
  • Counsel for national bank and reinsurance subsidiaries in multiple RICO matters concerning mortgage insurance and reinsurance practices.
Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Swank served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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In law school, Mr. Swank served as an executive editor of the Virginia Law Review, and was a member of the Virginia Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

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J.D., 2013
University of Virginia School of Law

(Order of the Coif)

B.A., 2010
Patrick Henry College

(Summa Cum Laude)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Honorable Alice Batchelder

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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