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Michael Rogers, Catherine Katz and Joshua Kotine joined Cooley as firm partners elite financial services practice, where they will focus on defending clients in lawsuits and government litigation. Katherine Halliday also joins the team as a special advisor. A spin-off from Buckley, the group brings extensive experience in defending clients in government investigations and high-stakes litigation and advising on regulatory compliance. Rogers, Katz and Halliday will be based in Washington, DC, while Kotin will join Cooley’s growing Chicago office.

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Michelle Rogers, Katherine Katz and Joshua Kotin have joined Cooley as partners in the firm’s elite financial services practice, where they will focus on defending clients in legal actions and government suits. Katherine Halliday also joins the team as a special advisor. (Photo: BusinessWire)

“This team includes highly regarded practitioners and leaders in the area of ​​financial services government enforcement and litigation,” said Michael Attanasio, President of Cooley’s international litigation department. “We are delighted to welcome them to Cooley’s financial services and litigation practices.”

“Michelle’s focus on consumer financial service provider advocacy for oversight and enforcement, coupled with the team’s extensive experience working with banks, non-bank financial service providers and financial technology companies, will contribute significantly to our mission to strategically improve our best-in-class financial services and government enforcement practices,” added Obrea Poindexter, who co-chairs Cooley’s financial services regulatory practice alongside Sean Ruff.

Rogers advises institutions on a wide range of high-stakes litigation, including federal and state enforcement actions, regulatory reviews and internal investigations. Previously, she was a member of the Buckley Executive Committee Board of Directors and a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Consumer Financial Services Law Report. Rogers has been recognized by Chambers USA for National Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement and Investigations) and Legal 500 for Financial Services: Litigation, Financial Services: Regulation, FinTech and Cyber ​​Law.

“Cooley has made a name for itself in the financial services space through its impressive growth and commitment to customer service and culture,” said Rogers, who will lead the law enforcement group. “I am thrilled to join this fantastic team to expand its enforcement and litigation capabilities, further strengthening Cooley’s place as the destination for regulatory, enforcement and litigation assistance for service providers. financial.”

Katz represents financial industry clients in a wide range of banking, non-banking and other financial services litigation, regulatory compliance and corporate matters relating to mortgages and small business and mortgage servicing activities, including government enforcement actions, regulatory reviews, administrative actions, qui tam affairs, due diligence reviews and internal risk assessments. She has extensive experience advising mortgage lenders and small businesses on government programs in which they participate, including programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Small Business Administration, as well as the requirements imposed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae.

Kotin advises banks, non-banks, other financial services providers, and private equity sponsors on federal and state regulatory and enforcement matters, as well as compliance with various federal and state securities laws. banking and consumer credit. His practice focuses on fair lending practices involving products and services that extend credit or make loans to consumers, including representing banks in enforcement and review proceedings, as well as non-financial providers. banks that offer consumer loans and credit products such as mortgages, car loans, credit cards, student loans and personal loans of all types.

Halliday represents clients in the financial services industry in a wide range of litigation, including class actions, government enforcement matters, regulatory reviews and internal investigations. She has worked on cases involving the U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, and state attorneys general, and in private civil litigation in numerous federal and state courts. Halliday also has extensive experience in handling complex discovery and production issues, including through the use of advanced analytics.

Recognized by leading industry publications for its global litigation department and preeminent financial services practice, Cooley remains the go-to firm for the world’s most dynamic companies as they navigate the high-stakes complexities of the landscape. legal and regulatory. Rogers, Katz, Kotin and Halliday are the latest lawyers to strengthen the firm’s interdisciplinary financial services capabilities, following the arrival of Poindexter and Ruff in Washington, DC.

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