Blake Goodsell’s practice primarily focuses on financial institution defense in courts nationwide. In that capacity, Blake has defended mortgage servicers and investors against a wide swath of litigation, including claims under the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Owner’s Equity Protection Act, predatory lending, and other mortgage-related issues. Additionally, he has experience defending mortgage servicers against complex commercial claims.
Blake has served as in-house counsel for a large national banking institution, where he managed large-exposure litigation for the bank and coordinated internal investigative responses to state and federal regulatory inquiries. He is an accredited mortgage professional through the Mortgage Bankers Association, and is very familiar with the internal workings of his financial services clients. Blake also has experience advising clients on a wide array of labor and employment matters, including EEOC complaints, workforce training, and defense of discrimination claims.
When not litigating cases, Blake teaches regulatory compliance classes. His specialties include CFPB regulations, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), OFAC regulations and other currency control issues, and best practices for conforming to privacy laws such as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act.