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Matthew P. Previn

Partner

  • p. 212.600.2310
  • f. 212.600.2405
  • mprevin@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Matthew Previn, a partner in the New York office of BuckleySandler LLP, defends banks, mortgage originators and servicers, credit card issuers, and specialty finance companies in examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and state Attorneys General and financial regulators. 

Mr. Previn also leads the firm’s consumer class action practice in New York. He has litigated cases arising under the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes. Mr. Previn advises financial institutions in mortgage repurchase demands and litigates mortgage repurchase cases. He also counsels banks and other financial services companies on consumer finance regulatory and compliance matters.

Current and recent representative regulatory and enforcement matters include:

  • Representation of large national bank in False Claims Act and FIRREA investigations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Representation of leading national bank in a joint CFPB and Maryland Attorney General investigation into allegations that loan officers accepted leads and marketing assistance from a title company in exchange for referrals to the title company, resulting in a settlement with no admission of liability.
  • Representation of payday lender in investigations by the CFPB, FTC and state regulators regarding loan origination and servicing practices.
  • Representation of large national bank in investigation by New York Attorney General regarding deposit account practices.
  • Representation of national bank in CFPB investigation regarding compliance with Regulation E.
  • Representation of mortgage lead generator in FTC investigation and settlement related to allegations of deceptive adverting practices.
  • Representation of bank in OSHA whistleblower investigation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Act regarding alleged mortgage compliance violations.
  • Representation of banks, mortgage originators, and finance companies in various investigations by state Attorneys General regarding lending practices.

Representative litigation matters include:

  • Representation of banks and nonbank mortgage lenders in putative class actions challenging formation and operation of MERS.
  • Representation of mortgage originator in lawsuit brought by liquidating trust of bankrupt securitizer alleging breach of contract and indemnification based on purported defects in mortgage loans.
  • Representation of large mortgage servicer in putative nationwide class action regarding customer enrollment in home service and home warranty plans.
  • Representation of leading credit card issuer in class action regarding reduction in credit lines and assessment of overlimit fees. Nationwide class settlement reached.
  • Representation of mortgage lender in putative nationwide class action alleging RESPA violations in connection with alleged captive mortgage reinsurance arrangement.
  • Representation of leading national bank in qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act based on allegations that bank improperly submitted loans for FHA insurance where the borrowers received seller-funded down payment assistance through nonprofit programs such as the Nehemiah program.
    Representation of multiple banks in “mass actions” alleging fraudulent acts in connection with origination and servicing of mortgages.
  • Representation of subprime lender in multiple putative class actions regarding variety of origination practices.
  • Representation of software company providing appraisal technology in putative class action alleging false advertising under Lanham Act.
  • Representation of bank in putative class action regarding enrollment in, and fees associated with, overdraft protection program.
  • Representation of mortgage originator in multiple mortgage repurchase lawsuits brought by purchasers of mortgages alleging violations of loan underwriting guidelines.
  • Representation of bank in qui tam action brought under Florida False Claims Act regarding payment of Florida stamp tax in connection with mortgage assignments.


Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Previn was Senior Counsel at HSBC Finance Corporation, where he provided regulatory advice and managed litigation for the bank credit card and private label credit card businesses. Before joining HSBC, Mr. Previn was a member of the financial institutions and litigation groups at WilmerHale.

Mr. Previn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cornelia Kennedy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center with Honors (Senior Editor, Georgetown Law Journal) and his B.A. from Yale University.

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