Courtney M. Dankworth is a partner in the Litigation Department and is based in the New York office. She is a member of the firm’s Consumer Finance Group.
Ms. Dankworth’s practice focuses on banking enforcement actions and disputes related to financial services and consumer finance, including regulatory investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general and state banking regulators. Her representations have included negotiating and implementing the National Mortgage Settlement that settled claims by state and federal agencies against the country’s five largest mortgage servicers, as well as other mortgage, credit card and consumer finance issues. Ms. Dankworth is recommended by The Legal 500 US (2017) for International Litigation and recognized as a Rising Star in Banking (2017), Law 360’s list of attorneys under 40 “whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” In addition, she appears in Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List (2017).
Ms. Dankworth also has broad commercial litigation experience representing clients in federal and state courts, including in securities litigation, shareholder actions and class actions.
Ms. Dankworth joined the firm in 2007. From 2006 to 2007, she clerked for the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Dankworth received a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School in 2006, where she was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She received an A.B. with honors from Harvard University in 2001.
Ms. Dankworth’s publications include “CFPB May Look To NY For Its Own Debt Collection Rules,” Law360 (January, 2015).
Ms. Dankworth is a member of the Bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.