Danielle Morris counsels banks and other non-bank financial services providers with respect to their most strictly scrutinized practices. Danielle guides banks through process overhauls, risk assessments, and internal as well as external-facing compliance reviews with respect to various consumer financial products, including deposit products and mortgage loans, with particular expertise in the intersection between consumer bankruptcy and financial products.
Danielle defends her financial institution clients in regulatory enforcement actions brought by the CFPB, FTC, OCC, FRB, FDIC, HUD, FHA, and state financial regulators, among others. She also leads clients through regulatory exams, builds compliance programs and leads consumer remediation efforts for financial institutions.
Danielle litigates her clients’ most escalated and novel consumer litigation. She believes it is critical that regulatory and compliance legal advisors of regulated financial institutions have firsthand experience with the potential litigation impact of their clients’ practices, as well as extensive knowledge of their clients’ business operations and their regulators’ views and approaches. Danielle serves her clients with a deep understanding not only of their industries, but also of their institutions’ specific goals, strategies, and initiatives.
Honors & Awards
- Recommended by The Legal 500 US in the category of Financial Services Litigation (2018-2022)
- Named a “Rising Star” in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles magazine and the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
- US Court of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
- US District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
- US District Court for the District of Colorado
- University of Nevada at Las Vegas, J.D.: summa cum laude; Valedictorian; Recipient, James E. Rogers Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement; Moot Court Executive Board Member; Moot Court Best Brief Award; Moot Court Best Oralist Award; Symposium Editor, Nevada Law Journal
- University of Nevada at Las Vegas, B.S., Hotel Administration, concentration in Entertainment Management
- Honorable Jay S. Bybee, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Honorable Roger L. Hunt, US District Court, District of Nevada
- “Defending Against Unfairness Claims Disguised As Consumer Fraud Theories: Lessons For Practice,” Inside the Minds: Mortgage and Finance Fraud Litigation Strategies, 2014 ed. (with Elizabeth McKeen and Carmen Ramirez)
- “The Latest Standing to Foreclose Challenges at Odds with UCC Article III,” 45 U.C.C. L.J 321, May 2014 (with Elizabeth McKeen and Ashley Pavel)
- “The Use of Eminent Domain To Write Down Mortgage Notes,” Westlaw Journal Securities Litigation & Regulation, December 2012 (with Elizabeth McKeen and Ashley Pavel)
- PLI’s 24th Annual “Consumer Financial Services Institute”
- American Conference Institute Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conferences
- Bridgeport Class Action Litigation Conferences
- Mortgage Regulatory Forums
- Cambridge Forum on Consumer Finance Litigation and Enforcement