Carolee Anne Hoover Partner

Carolee Hoover has more than a decade of experience representing financial institutions and Fintech companies in a broad range of consumer finance-related litigation, including state and federal preemption issues. Deeply knowledgeable in class action litigation practice and strategy, Carolee has extensive experience in matters relating to deposit accounts, mortgages and vehicle loans.

She regularly defends financial institutions in alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Servicemember Civil Relief Act, federal and state debt collection statutes, mortgage foreclosure and repossession laws, loan modification and other servicing-related claims, among others. Additionally, Carolee handles complex matters involving indemnity claims and mortgage securitization.

Carolee is involved in all aspects of litigation for her clients, including large-scale discovery, dispositive motion practice, and trial. She is recognized by clients for her business acumen and holistic approach to matters, as well as her responsiveness and skill in managing parallel proceedings related to consumer finance and other complex litigation matters.

Experience

Defended large national bank in multi-district class action litigation related to the collateral protection insurance while navigating parallel regulatory actions.

Defended large national bank in nationwide class action related to alleged violations of the Servicemember Civil Relief Act.

Defended large national bank in nationwide class action related to overdraft and insufficient funds fee assessment on checking and savings accounts.

Defended federal savings bank in California class action involving federal preemption of state interest on escrow requirements and the valid-when-made doctrine.

Defended fintech lender in California class action involving bank partnerships and true lender issues.

Successfully defended auto lender in an arbitration matter involving alleged violations of the California Automobile Sales and Finance Act and a request for a public injunction under the California Unfair Competition Law.

Defended small financial institution against indemnity claims related to the sale and securitization of mortgage loans.

  • Northeastern University School of Law, JD, 2005
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BA, 2001

The Bar Association of San Francisco

New York State Bar Association

Phi Beta Kappa

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Speaker, "Ethical Issues Facing Corporate Counsel," McGuireWoods Second Annual California CLE Day, January 16, 2020
  • Speaker, "Do's and Don'ts of Summary Judgment," The Bar Association of San Francisco Annual CLE Day, November 15, 2019
  • Panelist, "Increasing Diversity at Law Firms: The Role We All Play," Second Annual Women, Diversity & Change Summit - Women in Law Summit Series, June 11, 2019
  • Presenter, "Class Action Updates," McGuireWoods California Class Action CLE, February 21, 2019
  • Co-presenter, "Updates and Innovations in Fintech," Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, McGuireWoods CLE, February 7, 2019
  • Presenter, "Class Action Updates," McGuireWoods California CLE Day, January 24, 2019
  • Speaker, "Financial Privacy in Mortgage Litigation," Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Servicing and Origination, McGuireWoods CLE, February 8, 2018
  • Speaker, "Tom Selleck and the Reverse Mortgage," Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, McGuireWoods CLE, January 19, 2017
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