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Michael Y. Kieval

Michael Kieval

Michael Y. Kieval

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1300 19th Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-1609

Michael represents companies in the financial services and mortgage industries nationwide in state and federal litigation and government investigations. In addition to providing regulatory compliance advice to clients large and small, Michael’s practice includes general business and commercial litigation, including contract and insurance disputes, and defending consumer class actions, suits under state consumer protection statutes, and claims under other federal statutes, including RESPA, TILA, FCRA, the FDCPA, and the False Claims Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate in the Washington, DC office of a large global law firm, where he represented clients in complex litigation, appeals and internal investigations. Before that, he served as law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King, Senior United States District Judge in the Southern District of Florida (Miami).

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Washington University, A.B., magna cum laude, 2002

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Representative Matters

  • Represent lenders in mortgage guaranty qui tam suit under the False Claims Act
  • Represent lenders in connection with CFPB enforcement actions
  • Represent clients in litigation arising out of reverse mortgage loans
  • Represent non-bank lender in putative class action asserting contract claims for alleged regulatory violations
  • Represent lenders and service provider in putative class actions alleging referral fees under RESPA § 8
  • Defend numerous affirmative claims brought by borrowers facing foreclosure

Publications

  • Chapter contributor, Real Estate and Mortgage Banking: A New Era of Regulatory Reform (Thomson Reuters 2017-2018)
  • Co-author, Consumer Protection and Mortgage Regulation Under Dodd-Frank (Thomson Reuters 2017)
  • Co-author, Implied False Certification Liability under the False Claims Act after Escobar, Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions (Fall 2016)
  • Co-author, High Court’s FCA Decision Will Reach Far, Banking Law 360 (March 4, 2016)
  • Co-author, Lenity and Deference on A Collision Course, Banking Law 360 (February 26, 2015)
  • Co-author, Federal Court Rejects HUD’s Sham ABA Policy, Mortgage Compliance Magazine (March 2014)
  • Co-author, International Legal Developments in Review: 2007, Anti-Corruption, 42:2 The International Lawyer 709 (Summer 2008)
  • Note, Be Reasonable! Thoughts of the Effectiveness of State Criticism in Enforcing International Law, 26 Mich. J. Int’l L. 869 (2005)

Recognition

  • Rising Star, Washington, DC, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014-17 (Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland