John C. Lynch

Partner

Virginia Beach
Business Phone: 757.687.7765
Business Fax: 757.687.1504

john.lynch@troutmansanders.com

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John Lynch is a trial lawyer with a national litigation practice. John leads a team of Financial Services Litigation lawyers representing financial institutions, mortgage companies, auto finance companies, loan servicers, and debt buyers/collection companies in class action and individual cases. He also represents companies and executives in intellectual property and commercial cases, involving patent and trademark matters, shareholder/partner disputes, construction, commercial contracts, and real estate.

Representative Matters

Consumer Class Defense Experience

FCRA: Fair Credit Reporting Act

  • Kingery v. Quicken Loans Inc., Record No. 14-1661, Per Curiam Opinion (4th Cir. Nov. 12, 2015)
  • Mix v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Case No. 2:15cv01102 (U.S.D.C. Az., 2015)
  • Farrin v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:15cv145 (D.N.H. 2015).
  • Lull v. CEVA Freight, LLC, No. 2:15cv4045 (W.D. Mo. 2015).
  • Hopfinger v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., No. 2:15cv4147 (W.D. Mo. 2015).
  • Rodriguez v. CBC Innovis, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:14cv1140 (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • Horton v. Waffle House, Inc., No. 1:14cv283 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Costa v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., No. 3:14cv731 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Jones, et al. v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC , No. 4:14cv273 (S.D. Iowa 2014).
  • Turnage, et al. v. Clarity Services, Inc. , No. 3:14cv760 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Vandervort v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC , No. 2:14cv4014 (W.D. Mo. 2014) (individual).
  • Boyd v. CEVA Freight, LLC, No. 3:13cv150 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Williams v. Omnisec International Investigations, Inc., No. 3:10cv117 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Wilkes v. Quicken Loans, Inc., No. 2:12cv1353 (S.D.W.V. 2012).
  • Marcum v. Dollar General, No. 3:12cv108 (E.D. Va. 2012).
  • Oliver v. Horizon Indus., Ltd., No. 1:12cv1197 (E.D. Va. 2012).
  • Pitt v. K-Mart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, No. 3:11cv697 (E.D. Va. 2011).
  • Towles v. B.P. Products North America, Inc., No. 1:09cv722 (N.D. Ill. 2009).
  • Daughtry v. Knowledge Learning Corporation and Kindercare Learning Centers, Inc., No. 3:09cv683 (E.D. Va. 2009).
  • Joyce and Richard Yarish v. Downey Financial Corporation, No. 3:08cv-380 (E.D. Va. 2008).
  • Mason v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., No. 3:06cv484 (E.D. Va. 2006).

TCPA: Telephone Consumer Protection Act

  • Markos v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 1:15cv1156 (N.D. Ga. 2015).
  • Luster v. Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc., No. 1:15cv1058 (N.D. Ga. 2015).
  • Cross v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 1:15cv1270 (N.D. Ga. 2015).
  • Grungale v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:14cv12534 (D. Mass. 2014).
  • Downing v. Papa John's USA, Inc., No. 2:12cv422 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Worsham v. Account Receivables Management, Inc. , No. 11-2390 (4th Cir. 2012) (individual)

FDCPA: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • McNamee v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 2:14cv1948 (S.D. Ohio 2014).
  • McChesney v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 14cv4752 (D. Minn. 2014).
  • Arnold v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:14cv543 (S.D. Ala. 2014).
  • Barringer v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., No. 1:14cv828 (S.D. Ohio 2014).
  • Galante v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 13-1939-ELH, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98049 (D. Md. 2014) (individual).
  • Gregory v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 2:13cv6952 (D.N.J. 2013).
  • Kelly v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 3:13cv311 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Blake v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 2:12cv4614 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).
  • Deochar v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:12cv4170 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).
  • Pennington v. Midland Credit Management, Inc. , No. 1:10cv112 (E.D. Va. 2010) (individual).
  • Echehoyen v. GMAC Mortgage LLC et al., No. 10-C-09-003965 (Md. Cir. Ct. Mar. 15, 2010).
  • McCormick v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 640 F. Supp. 2d 795 (S.D.W. Va. 2009).

Mortgage

  • Robinson v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 8:14cv3667 (D. Md. 2014).
  • Burke v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 3:14cv837 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Lewis v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 3:13cv26, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11113 (W.D. Va. 2014) (individual).
  • Powell v. The Huntington National Bank, No. 2:13cv32179 (S.D.W. Va. 2013).
  • Alberty v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, No. 09-C-457 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. 2013) (individual).
  • Brown v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., No. 12-C-837 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. 2013) (individual).
  • Alig v. Quicken Loans Inc., No. 5:12cv114 (S.D.W. Va. 2012).
  • Triplett v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 3:11cv238 (S.D.W. Va. 2012).
  • Valrie v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 11-404-CG-N, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154491 (S.D. Ala. 2012).
  • McFarland v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 2:12cv7997 (S.D.W.V. 2012) (individual).
  • Delebreau v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, 680 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2012).
  • Watkins v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47834 (S.D.W. Va. 2008).

Regulatory

  • Goodwyn v. Capital One, N.A., et al., Civil Action No. 4:14cv219 (CDL) (M.D. Ga., Columbus Division)
  • Quasebarth v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, Civil Action No. 4:14cv223 (M.D. Ga., Columbus Division)
  • Flatau, et al. v. Sherman Financial Group LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 5:14cv245 (MTT) (M.D. Ga., Macon Division)
  • Kerfoot v. FNF Servicing, Inc. (d/b/a Loan Care Servicing Center, Inc.), Civil Action No. 1:13cv33 (WLS) (M.D. Ga., Albany Division)
  • State of West Virginia v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 12c433 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. 2012) (individual).

Intellectual Property Experience

  • Favorable settlement in patent infringement case during 4th day of jury trial in Newark, New Jersey. ( Smart Trike USA, LLC v. Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co. KG, 2:10cv2063-FSH-PS (D.N.J.)
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. The Little Tikes Co., Inc., 680 F. Supp. 2D 757 (E.D. Va., Jan. 14, 2010) (patent infringement).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Razor USA, LLC, 2010 U.S. District LEXIS 119954 (E.D. Va. Nov. 5, 2010).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Indian Industries, Inc. 592 F. Supp. 2d 880; 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3227 (E.D. Va., 2009) (patent infringement).
  • Rescue Phone, Inc. v. Enforcement Technologies Group, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2007) (patent infringement).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Friendly Toys Corp. (E.D. Va. 2007) (patent infringement).
  • GIV, LLC v. International Business Machines Corp. (E.D. Va. 2007) (represented computer manufacturer in defense of patent infringement claims).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Radio Flyer, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2004) (patent and trade dress infringement).
  • Military Circle Mall v. Military Circle Pawn Shop (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 1997) (trademark infringement).

Complex Litigation Experience

  • KETTLER International, Inc. v. Starbucks Corporation, Case No. 2:14cv189 (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • C. Edward Russell, Jr. v. Russell Realty Associates, Case No. CL08-152 (Chesapeake Circuit Court)
  • Johnson v. Washington , 559 F.3d 238; 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 3596 (4th Cir. Feb. 24, 2009) (predatory lending).
  • Global Ampersand LLC v. Crown Engineering and Constr., Inc. (E.D. Ca. 2008) (construction).
  • Station 2 LLC v. Marathon Development Group, et al. (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2006) (trial court dismissed claims against clients).
  • 401 Granby LLC v. Baylor, CH05-2033 (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2005) (real estate).
  • TradeStaff & Co. v. Geissinger (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2004) (injunction ordered in non-compete case).
  • Cromer v. Tradestaff & Co. 2004 WL 1059746 (Richmond Cir. Ct. 2004).
  • Chenault v. Tradestaff & Co. 2004 WL 1059755 (Richmond Cir. Ct. 2004).
  • Amark Corp. v. WAKO Chemicals USA, Inc. (Chesterfield Cir. Ct. 2004) (construction dispute involving large chemical plant).
  • Llobell v. Valley Poultry and Produce, Inc. (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2003) (corporate dissolution).
  • Buenger v. Fluor Daniel, (W.D. Va. 2003) (obtained dismissal for Fluor in construction case).
  • McMillion v. Dryvit Sys, Inc., 262 Va. 463, 552 S.E.2d 364 (2001) (EIFS litigation).
  • Lesner Pointe Condo. Ass’n v Dryvit Sys. (Va. Beach Cir. Ct., 2000) (EIFS litigation).
  • Newco. Inc. v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 31792 (4th Cir. Nov. 12, 1997) (affirming dismissal by the district court of Newco’s complaint for failure to state a claim).

Insurance Experience

  • Mirabile v. Life Co. of N. Am., (E.D. Va. June 12, 2007), aff’d (4th Cir. 2008) (summary judgment for LINA).
  • Moore v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4925 (N.D.W.V. 2007) (summary judgment for LINA).
  • Donnell v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 3073 (4th Cir. 2006) (no discovery in ERISA cases).
  • Willis v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., (W.D. Va. 2005) (granting MetLife’s Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Meador v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am ., (D. Md., Dec. 16, 2005) (summary judgment for LINA).
  • Stanley v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 312 F.Supp.2d 786 (E.D. Va. 2004).
  • Williams v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 250 F. Supp. 2d 641 (E.D. Va. 2003).
  • Clanton v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21655276 (E.D. Va. June 10, 2003) (No discovery in ERISA cases).
  • Burkhart v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21655486 (E.D. Va. June 11, 2003) (discovery in ERISA cases).
  • Martin v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2002 WL 32072618 (2002), aff'd 2003 WL 21008667 (4th Cir. 2003) (summary judgment for MetLife).

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Tackling Labor & Employment Challenges Head On,” Consero Financial Services and Insurance Litigation Forum, Coral Gables, Florida, April 4, 2017.
  • Panelist, “In-House Roundtable: How Corporate Counsel Are Dealing With a Climate of Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny Including Compliance Challenges and Enforcement Actions/Examinations, Plus Managing Consumer Finance Claims/Class Actions, Working with Outside Counsel to Enhance the Client-Attorney Relationship, and More,” American Conference Institute’s Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference, Miami, FL, January 24, 2017.
  • Panelist, “An Overview: Proposed CFPB Debt Collection Rules,” Troutman Sanders Consumer Financial Services Webinar Series, August 30, 2016.
  • Panelist, “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Litigation and Settlement Trends, New Plaintiff Theories, Emerging Defense Strategies, Class Action Certification Issues, and Staying Ahead of the Curve in the Face of Complex and Unclear Rules,” American Conference Institute 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, Chicago, IL, July 29, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Simplifying and Streamlining Your Litigation Workflow,” Consero Financial Services & Insurance Litigation Forum, Coral Gables, FL, April 19, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Consumer Finance Class Action Litigation and Settlement Strategies, Procedural Considerations, Emerging Theories of Liability and CAFA Updates,” American Conference Institute’s Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference, Miami, Florida, January 26, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Fair Debt Collection Practices Act/Fair Credit Reporting Act”, The Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, October 29, 2015.
  • Speaker, Student Loans and Auto Loans: Managing Enhanced Government Scrutiny and an Increase in Enforcement Actions, American Conference Institute’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, Chicago, July 28, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Enforcement Litigation” Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Chicago, May 3, 2015.
  • Speaker, “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): The Latest Legal and Case Law Developments” American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, Los Angeles, California, April 14, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Mortgage Loan Servicing- A Litigator’s Perspective”, American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 11, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did)," National Business Institute, November 22, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation," American Conference Institute, July 29, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation," American Conference Institute, January 31, 2013.
  • Speaker, American Bar Association's "Fall 2012 National Legal Malpractice Conference".
  • Speaker, "Understanding Debt Collection Litigation Trends and Preventing Future Lawsuits", American Conference Institute's 14th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Action & Litigation, July 2012.
  • Speaker, "Class Action Litigation Trends: A Look into New Cases, Theories of Liability & Updates on the Cases to Watch", American Conference Institute's 13th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Action & Litigation, January 2012.
  • Speaker, "Identifying and Avoiding Trouble Spots in Debt Collection & Credit Reporting & Defending Against FDCPA, TCPA, FACTA and FCRA Claims," American Conference Institute's 11th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 2011.
  • Speaker, Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, May 2011.
  • Speaker, "Managing the Current and Future Waves of Discriminatory and Predatory Lending/Servicing Cases," American Conference Institute’s 10th Annual Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation , January 2011.

Publications

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Board Member, An Achievable Dream
  • Past Board member, Horizons Hampton Roads
  • Chairman, Project Exile Community Support Foundation, 1998-2000

Rankings and Recognition

  • Recognized as one of America's Leading Lawyers in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation) by Chambers USA (2017).
  • Recognized as an MVP in Consumer Protection by Law360 (2016).
  • Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite in Civil Litigation (2004-2016) and named “Top 10” in Virginia in 2015.
  • Recipient of Inside Business Magazine's Top Forty Under 40.
  • Selected by Law & Politics as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2010-2016).
  • Included in the Virginia Top 100 List by Super Lawyers (2013).
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America as a Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Litigation (2017).
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation (2011-2017).

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Education

  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1994
  • James Madison University, B.S., cum laude, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • 1995 Virginia
  • 1995 Maryland
  • 1994 West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia