Blake Goodsell primarily represents financial institutions, large and small. In that capacity, Blake has counseled lenders about a wide range of claims and topics, including the Truth in Lending Act (Reg. Z), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Owner’s Equity Protection Act, and other issues concerning debt collection practices.
Blake has served as in-house counsel for a large national banking institution, where he managed large-exposure litigation and coordinated internal investigative responses to state and federal regulatory inquiries. He is an accredited mortgage professional through the Mortgage Bankers Association, a certified anti-money laundering specialist, and is familiar with the internal workings of his financial services clients.
Blake regularly teaches regulatory compliance classes. His specialties include international privacy laws such as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and GDPR; Anti-Money Laundering (AML/BSA) compliance; OFAC and currency control issues; and fair lending regulations.
Blake has experience assisting clients with general contract and sales negotiations. He also advises clients on a wide array of labor and employment matters, including EEOC complaints, employment contracts, workforce training, and defense of discrimination claims.