Acceleration

Who is Thomas M. Hefferon, a Liar Lawyer at Goodwin Procter LLP?

Thomas “Tom” Hefferon is a partner at Goodwin Procter. He concentrates on defending prominent financial institutions facing litigation in courts nationwide.

LIT COMMENTARY

We’re reviewing the attorneys who are listed on the CFPB v. Ocwen case in Florida, who are representing Ocwen. This article focuses on the background of liar lawyer Tom Hefferon (Thomas M. Hefferon) and his unethical practices as a partner for this big law firm in Washington, D.C.

Tom is a member of the Virginia State Bar and you can see the lawyer professional guidelines here and all the disciplinary cases against lawyers here. Tom is also a long time member at the Federalist Society.

Lawyer Complaint (Virginia Bar) : Thomas M. Hefferon

This complaint is against an attorney registered with the State Bar of Virginia. The lawyers’ name is Thomas M. Hefferon and he works for Goodwin Procter, LLP. His law firm  represents Ocwen in the cited case below and he is one of the named counsel of record. The Burkes claim that Mr. Hefferon violated (at a minimum) Rule 4.1, Truthfulness in Statements To Others; In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not knowingly: (a) make a false statement of fact or law[.] See In the Matter of William Franklin Burton, VSB Docket No. 19-051-115210  and; Rule 3.3, Candor Toward the Tribunal; The ‘comment’ section from VSB website also apply here and Moseley v. Virginia State Bar, 280 Va. 1 (Va. 2010), Rule 4.4, Respect For Rights Of Third Persons; See Barrett v. Virginia State Bar, 272 Va. 260 (Va. 2006); Rule 5.1 Responsibilities Of Partners And Supervisory Lawyers; See Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, (ORDER), 181311 (Va. 2019);  Rule 8.4, Misconduct; See Moseley v. Virginia State Bar, 280 Va. 1 (Va. 2010). Then there’s the Cobb County cases described herein, of which Mr. Hefferon is counsel. It is Mr. Hefferon who provided a declaration trying to substantiate the “representation of former employees” (Doc. 66.3, p.7) and which the Burkes believe to be in violations of  Rules 1.7, Conflict of Interest; 1.9 and 1.16 and 1.10 with respect to Mr. Hefferon. See Lavender v. Protective Life Corp., Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-02275-AKK, at *25-26 (N.D. Ala. Jan. 31, 2017).

The Burkes Motion to Intervene in Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau v. Ocwen Fin. Corp., No. 9:17-CV-80495-MARRA-MATTHEWMAN  (S.D. Fla. 2017-2020)

Background: The CFPB initiated the civil case on April 20, 2017, alleging that Ocwen, in servicing borrowers’ loans, engaged in various acts and practices in violation of federal consumer financial laws. On January 4, 2019, Joanna and John Burke sought leave to intervene under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24. (Doc. 220). The CFPB and Ocwen jointly opposed the motion to intervene (Doc. 224) and the Burkes filed a reply brief (Doc. 237). On May 30, 2019, the district court denied the Burkes’ motion to intervene (Doc. 375). The Burkes moved for reconsideration (Doc. 408). The Court denied that motion on July 3, 2019, (Doc. 411), and the Burkes noticed an appeal on August 2, 2019 to the Eleventh Cir., Case No. 19-13015. The Burkes have argued that Ocwen’s counsel, Mr. Thomas Hefferon knowingly committed perjury and withheld evidence of the Greens case from the Burkes.

Denial of Intervention ‘As of Right’: Judge Marra denied the Burkes intervention as of right (Doc. 375, p. 4).

Denial of Intervention ‘Permissively’: Judge Marra also concluded the Burkes should be denied permissive intervention.

Analysis of Judge Marra’s Order [Reconsideration]; The Burkes then asked Judge Marra to reconsider. The courts fleeting order follows (Doc. 411, p. 3);

“In addition to the grounds stated in the Court’s Order Denying Intervention (ECF No. 375), the Court notes that intervention is not permitted to allow a party to seek or obtain evidence for other litigation as asserted by the proposed Intervenors. (See ECF No. 408 at 4).”

Judge   Marra’s  Implausible  Statement:  The Burkes address the proclamation that the ‘intervention is not permitted for the purposes of seeking or obtaining evidence for other litigation’ and which refers to p. 4 of the Burkes motion for reconsideration (wherein the Burkes detail reasons for their request to intervene, included obtaining documentation to assist with their ongoing and active litigation in Texas against Ocwen).

Obtaining “Evidence” as a Non-Party Without a Motion to Intervene: Recently, and most certainly after Doc. 411 was published by Judge Marra, the pro se Burkes were researching cases and citations which would help prove their arguments for their current appeal at the Eleventh Cir. (Case No. 19-13015). The results now raise a serious question as to the truth of the uncorroborated statement in law by United States District Judge Kenneth A. Marra (Doc. 411, p.3).

Disclosure; While it is a thorny issue, the Burkes have been left no alternative but to [separately] file a judicial complaint against Judge Marra. This CFPB v Ocwen case indirectly involves important matters pertaining to the Burkes litigation and homestead. When they located this titanic case, which could provide a vehicle for the Burkes to obtain either documentation and information that would assist in the Texas case(s) or could provide relief directly, they did so in a quick and legally correct basis. This is why the Burkes intervened in the S.D. Fl. Action.  The Burkes allege there had to be joint collusion between counsel for Ocwen, CFPB and Judge Marra to unlawfully deny rightful intervenors Burkes from joining the lawsuit, which is proven by the filings on the docket itself.

In the Texas case of Green v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (In re Green), Bankruptcy No. 12-38016 (13) (S.D. Tex. Aug. 26, 2019), which will be referenced as “Greens” for short, is one of a series of actual cases by the Greens, who are Texas homeowners, at the S.D. Tex. court against Ocwen. The order In Re Green was published on August 26th, 2019, e.g. After Judge Marra had disposed of the Burkes motion to intervene and reconsideration and after the Burkes Notice of Appeal (Doc. 414, Aug. 2, 2019).

A summary of the Greens own foreclosure case(s) is provided by U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas’s order affirming Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur’s order, and allowing the Greens to retain access to ‘discovery’ documents as evidence for their own case against Ocwen.

The documents which the Greens actually obtained and Ocwen attempted to quash, would be from the lower court case in Florida. That is correct, these are documents (currently under seal at S.D. Tex.), from the CFPB v. Ocwen case before Judge Marra. See Green v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (In re Green), Bankruptcy No. 12-38016 (13), at *2-4 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 26, 2019).

The Burkes hold Mr. Hefferon’s filings and statements to be false and untruthful. Mr. Hefferon’s responses went further than zealously defending his client, he viciously maligned these pro se elderly citizens from Texas and all the while knowingly committing perjury in signed statements and filings in the lower court.

“Ocwen and the CFPB jointly opposed the Burkes’ motion, which the district court denied. On appeal, the Burkes repeat many of the same conspiracy theories and unsupported attacks on Ocwen and the CFPB that they alleged below, while failing to articulate any comprehensible, legally-supported rationale for why their intervention in this case is warranted. The Court should ignore the Burkes’ baseless and irrelevant attacks on the parties and affirm the district court’s well- reasoned decision.”

Then, without a flicker of foreboding that as an attorney he had an ethical duty to tell the truth, he repeated these lies again, months later, at the appeal court level. This was prejudicial to the Burkes by premeditated cheating and trickery e.g. lying and knowingly hiding the Greens case from the Burkes. Below is the introduction from Burkes’ reply brief on appeal at Eleventh Circuit (No. 19-13015):-

PREAMBLE AND DISCLAIMER

“First, a rather lengthy reply brief, including a recap of the case is necessary due to the bad faith conduct of the parties, the appellees in this appeal. While the Burkes wished to keep the reply short and concise, this has proven impractical due to the [mis]conduct as detailed here. The Burkes summary argument truly attempts to focus on the evidence, the facts, the pleadings and the law, but it ends up being sabotaged by a litany of ethical violations which include, but are not by any means exhaustive;

(i)    Collusion and Conspiracy.

(ii)   Bad Faith Conduct.

(iii)  Dishonesty towards the Tribunal.

(iv)  New evidence showing the Court and the parties must have known about the Greens case in S.D. Tex.

Second, the pro se Burkes have been left searching for the truth, rather than focusing on the appeal, due to apparent known concealment and dishonesty by the lower court.

The Cobb County Federal Court Cases in Illinois and Georgia

Mr. Hefferon is counsel in the two actions the Burkes wish to reference in this matter. These are; Cobb County v. Bank of America Corporation (1:14-CV-02280), District Court, N.D. Illinois and Cobb County v. Bank of America Corporation (1:15-cv-04081-LMM), District Court, N.D. Georgia where the Burkes recently uncovered more unethical practices.  (See; “Edwin Montgomery Cook, William Vance Custer, IV, Bryan Cave, LLP, Atlanta, GA, Matthew S. Sheldon, Thomas M. Hefferon, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendants.” Cobb Cnty. v. Bank of Am. Corp., 183 F. Supp. 3d 1332, 1333 (N.D. Ga. 2016)).

Here, Goodwin Procter approached the County’s named eleven witnesses, former loan officers who signed affidavits which explained the illegal loans the banks were issuing for financial avarice and not in the interests of consumers. Once Goodwin contacted them, these ex-employees of the Bank recanted in the majority, their claims from their first affidavit. Both the Illinois and Georgia judges stated that they were very troubled by the actions of Goodwin. In the Illinois case, there is a transcript of the hearing.  Mr. Hefferon and his law firm represented the Bank in the Illinois case and his fellow partner, Matthew Sheldon was grilled by Judge Bucklo. (See transcript from Dec. 5, 2019 hearing, which was submitted to Judge May in Georgia; Doc. 53.14, Cobb County v. Bank of America Corporation (1:15-cv-04081-LMM) District Court, N.D. Georgia). Here’s a snippet; “I really don’t understand how you can represent them.” – “I do find it DISTURBING.”- Judge Bucklo.

After that hearing Goodwin promptly discarded the new witnesses (Doc. 83, March 25th, 2020) to fend for themself and after signing agreements to represent them.

The courts found that this meant the witness statements were moot [at this time]. While the Burkes dispute that opinion in law, the purpose of this complaint is the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Burkes now highlight the fact that ethically, the lawyer(s) actions are certainly not ‘moot’. Actually, in the Georgia action, Judge May has kept the ‘sanctions’ against Goodwin Procter, LLP, firmly on the table (Doc. 86, April 10th, 2020).

Furthermore, it was clear that the judges and all counsel recognized that these witnesses could be charged with perjury upon independent review. Goodwin dropped them faster than a hot potato but the ‘hot potato rule’ does not support that decision; Under the “hot potato” rule, a “‘law firm that knowingly undertakes adverse concurrent representation cannot avoid disqualification by withdrawing from the representation of the less favored client.’”  The “hot potato” rule reflects that the “duty of loyalty to an existing client is so important, so sacred, so inviolate that “not even by withdrawing from the relationship can an attorney evade it. See also; https://definitions.uslegal.com/h/hot-potato-rule/  and State Comp. Ins. Fund v. Drobot, 192 F. Supp. 3d 1080 (C.D. Cal. 2016)

Certainly, from afar, the Burkes performed a quick audit and now question witness Jim Morelli’s employment history. Mr. Morelli is also a licensed notary public. So from a truth-seeking viewpoint, the fact that his Linkedin profile shows he worked from 1999-2007 – 8 years+ at First Franklin. But his affidavit states;

“I worked as an account executive at First Franklin from 2002 to 2006.” (Doc. 53.11, signed 30th Sept., 2019 by Mr. Morelli) – That’s 4 years.  It begs the question – which is the truth?

As another example, when you look at Arnold “Arnie” Fishman’s before (Doc. 53.19, signed 22nd June, 2015) and after affidavit (Doc. 53.3, signed 26th July, 2019), it is extremely troubling. Mr. Fishman is a licensed mortgage broker and very active in the mortgage industry, currently employed by BMO Harris Bank for the last 8+ years as a mortgage loan originator, according to his Linkedin profile.  From the outside looking in, it appears Mr. Fishman now does not wish to jeopardize the mortgage and banking industry, where he’s spent the best part of his career as a mortgage loan originator. It is indicative that if Mr. Fishman was interviewed, his statements could form the basis  of perjury as a result of intimidation. See “Courts have noted that “a unilateral communications scheme . . . is rife with potential for coercion.”  Kleiner v. The First Nat’l Bank of Atlanta, 751 F.2d 1193, 1202  (11th Cir. 1985)”. This is also affirmed by the expert report and declaration of Professor Roy D. Simon, Jr., an expert in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility.

“Prima facie evidence exists that Goodwin Procter suborned perjury from the confidential witnesses by obtaining false declarations under penalty of perjury and, by analogy to the “sham affidavit doctrine…”

Mr. Hefferon’s Actions are Below the Bar

Mr. Hefferon’s resume identifies his seniority in the law firm (Partner, resume attached), his experience in litigation in consumer related cases and his many years of attorney experience. In the CFPB v. Ocwen case, he is listed as counsel. As a partner, he is also overseeing a team of lawyers at Goodwin Procter, assigned to this case. Mr. Hefferon violated the terms of Rule 5.1(b).

In the Cobb cases, the fact Mr. Hefferon provided a detailed declaration (Doc. 66.3), outlining his decades of experience (a Partner since 1995 at Goodwin Procter) and being involved in well over 100 civil actions for these Banks. Mr. Hefferon’s attempts to defend this unethical approach to witnesses, merely reaffirms the cold and calculated deceitfulness he is and was prepared to take e.g. risking his reputation and law license to win the case. Aggregating the CFPB case and the Cobb cases, the evidence is sufficient to show by clear and convincing proof that Mr. Thomas Hefferon’s dishonesties and deception are on the record and cannot be contested and he personally elected to commit this fraudulence in court filings.

Elder Abuse Demands Revocation of License

Due to the seriousness of his harmful acts against the Burkes who are in their 80’s, in poor health and litigating to keep their home, this is elder abuse fraud when the Burkes’ legal and civil rights have been completely violated. Mr. Hefferon has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, has abused his senior position which was used to act unlawfully and substantively injured the Burkes in their ongoing case(s).

In conclusion, the Burkes contend Mr. Hefferon’s actions are so egregious against the elder Burkes, his license should be revoked, sending a strong message to lawyers that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and is ‘Below the Bar’.

Submitted this day, Monday, June 8, 2020

Tom Hefferon

Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP
Sep 1986 – Present 34 years
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Attorney Thomas ‘Tom’ Hefferon concentrates on the defense of class action litigation and government investigations in all areas of the consumer financial services industry. Practices nationwide before many courts (by permission). and with every subject matter federal agency, as well as in matters with various state officials.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Boston College Law School

 – 1 year 3 months

United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois – CM/ECF LIVE, Ver 6.3.3 (Chicago)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:14-cv-02280

County Of Cook v. Bank of America Corporation et al
Assigned to: Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo
Referred to: Honorable Sunil R. Harjani
Cause: 42:405 Fair Housing Act
Date Filed: 03/31/2014
Jury Demand: Both
Nature of Suit: 443 Civil Rights: Accommodations
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
County Of Cook represented by David J. Worley
Evangelista Worley, LLC
8100A Roswell Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30350
404-205-8400
Email: david@ewlawllc.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDDolgora D. Dorzhieva
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 11109
(212) 594-5013
Email: ddorzhieva@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDEzra Salami
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212)594-5300
Email: esalami@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJ. Birt Reynolds
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: breynolds@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJames M. Evangelista
Evangelista Worley, LLC
500 Sugar Mill Road
Suite 245A
Atlanta, GA 30350
(404) 205-8400
Email: jim@ewlawllc.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James D. Montgomery , Sr.
James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd.
One North LaSalle Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60601
(312)977-0200
Email: james@jdmlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jennifer Sarah Czeisler , F
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: jczeisler@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Kenneth A. Wexler
Wexler Wallace LLP
55 West Monroe
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 346-2222
Email: kaw@wexlerwallace.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Kristi Stahnke McGregor
Evangelista Worley LLC
500 Sugar Mill Rd.
Suite 245A
Atlanta, GA 30350
404-205-8400
Email: kristi@ewlawllc.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mark J. Tamblyn
Wexler Wallace LLP
333 University Avenue
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-565-7692
Email: mjt@wexlerwallace.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Michelle M. Montgomery
James D. Montgomery and Associates
1 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
312-977-0200
Email: mmm@jdmlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Peggy J Wedgworth
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
1 Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
212 591-5300
Email: pwedgworth@milberg.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Roy Shimon
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: rshimon@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sanford P. Dumain
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
Suite 1920
New York, NY 10119
(212) 594-5300
Email: sdumain@milberg.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Umar Sattar
Wexler Wallace Llp
55 West Monroe St.
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 346-2222
Email: us@wexlerwallace.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

V.
Defendant
Bank of America Corporation represented by Alicia Rubio
GOODWIN PROCTER LLP
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1736
Email: arubio@goodwinprocter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
Goodwin Procter Llp
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: cazuero@goodwinprocter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
Goodwin & Procter LLP
1900 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202)346-4000
Email: thefferon@goodwinprocter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
Goodwin Procter Llp
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: bcox@goodwinprocter.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-1000
Email: CHerbert@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-1000
Email: CHayden@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-8347
Email: HDinger@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
Goodwin Procter Llp
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: jmcgarry@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 W. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 558-3728
Email: jmotto@winston.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
Goodwin Procter LLP
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202)346-4000
Email: Jyenouskas@goodwinlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Levi Swank
Goodwin Procter LLP
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 346-4000
Email: LSwank@goodwinlaw.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
Goodwin Procter Llp
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(212) 346-4000
Email: msheldon@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
Winston & Strawn, Llp
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 558-3213
Email: rdunigan@winston.com (Inactive)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
Goodwin Procter Llp
1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 346-4000
Email: srosesmith@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
Goodwin Procter Llp
Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1000
Email: ychan@goodwinprocter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Bank of America N.A. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Countrywide Financial Corporation represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. represented by Thomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCourtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDHenry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Countrywide Bank FSB represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Countrywide Warehouse Lending LLC represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
BAC Home Loans Servicing LP represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Merrill Lynch Mortgage Captial Inc. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending, Inc. represented by Alicia Rubio
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDCatalina E. Azuero
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDThomas M Hefferon
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDBenjamin Cox
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDChristopher J.C. Herbert
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Courtney L. Hayden
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Henry C. Dinger
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James W. Mcgarry
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph Laurence Motto
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Joseph F Yenouskas
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew S. Sheldon
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Ryan Marc Dunigan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Sabrina M. Rose-Smith
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Yvonne W Chan
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Movant
Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Movant
Office of the Chief Judge
Movant
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
06/08/2020 494 NOTICE of Motion by Kenneth A. Wexler for presentment of motion for sanctions, 493 before Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on 7/15/2020 at 09:45 AM. (Wexler, Kenneth) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/08/2020 493 MOTION by Plaintiff County Of Cook for sanctions against Goodwin Procter LLP and Memorandum in of Law in Support Thereof (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Professor Roy D. Simon, Jr. in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions Against Goodwin Procter LLP)(Wexler, Kenneth) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/08/2020 492 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Sunil R. Harjani: The district judge has set a discovery schedule for the parties. To the extent the parties need a hearing on any discovery matter before the Magistrate Judge, they are requested to contact the Courtroom Deputy. Mailed notice (lxs, ) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/05/2020 491 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo: Per the parties’ joint status report, fact discovery is extended and ordered closed by 8/28/2020. Deadline for County to serve expert reports: 10/12/2020. Deadline for Defendants to serve expert reports: 11/24/2020. Deadline for County to serve rebuttal expert reports: 12/14/2020. All expert discovery to be completed by 1/22/2020. Dispositive motions with supporting memoranda due by 3/31/2021. Status hearing is reset for 8/28/2020 at 9:45 a.m. (to track the case only, no appearance is required). The parties shall file a joint written status report by 8/21/2020. The court will enter a scheduling order in response to the status report. Mailed notice. (mgh, ) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
06/05/2020 490 STATUS Report (Joint) Report Concerning Discovery & Settlement by BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America N.A., Countrywide Bank FSB, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Countrywide Warehouse Lending LLC, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Captial Inc., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending, Inc. (Sheldon, Matthew) (Entered: 06/05/2020)

LIT COMMENTARY

Goodwin Procter LLP, now rebranded to Goodwin Law is a creditor rights law firm, defending Banks e.g. Bank of America and Non-Banks, e.g. Ocwen Financial et al. This Big Law firm continually violates professional ethical codes of conduct when litigating cases. This post highlights a few examples; The Goodwin Law Hall of Shame.

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