Michael C. Flynn photoMichael C. Flynn

Practice Areas

  • Mortgage Lending
  • Consumer Finance

Mike Flynn joined the Buchalter law firm in 2019 and focuses on consumer financial services and mortgage and bank regulatory matters. Mr. Flynn was previously with Goodwin Procter’s Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Flynn has spent more than 20 years in legal and financial leadership roles, with a focus on mortgage originations and servicing, major litigation and regulatory matters, and federal refinance programs. He has served as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Flagstar Bancorp Inc., and before that he was General Counsel at PNC Mortgage, the mortgage division of PNC Bank, N.A. Prior to that he was General Deputy General Counsel and then Acting General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), serving simultaneously as counselor to the board of directors of HUD’s Hope for Homeowners program. He also served as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel at World Savings Bank, where he managed attorneys in the company’s mortgage lending business. Prior to that position, he was Vice President and General Litigation Counsel at Chicago Title Insurance Company, with responsibility for the company’s corporate- and major-claims litigation. Earlier in his career, he was a commercial litigator in private practice in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, focusing on real estate, insurance regulatory and title insurance issues.

Mr. Flynn is a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He has served as the Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section Task Force on Litigation Reform and Rules Changes, and as a Member of the ABA Business Law Section Task Force on Federal Preemption of State Laws. He also has served as Co-Chair of the ABA Business Law Section Subcommittee on In-House Litigation Management and the Chair of the ABA TIPS Section Title Insurance Litigation Committee, as Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Section Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, and as a Member of the American Land Title Association Claims Committee. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, where he was a William Reynolds Scholar, and received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, where he was a Metz Scholar. He is a frequent speaker on legal topics relating to banking, mortgage lending, litigation management and other subjects.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee

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