Thomas Hefferon is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. Hefferon represents a wide range of corporate and individual clients in his national practice. He specializes
in the defense of financial institutions in the consumer services industry in cases that typically arise under
state and federal consumer lending statutes and regulations, bankruptcy laws and the common law.
Mr. Hefferon successfully resolved three different multidistrict litigation matters against consumer lenders,
and prevailed before the Supreme Court in Freeman v. Quicken Loans Inc., 132 S.Ct. 2034 (2012). Mr. Hefferon is
chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice Group.
Mr. Hefferon also represents a number of financial institutions and trade groups in connection with inquiries,
investigations and contested matters before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the federal Department of Housing
and Urban Development, and state civil rights, consumer protection, and licensing authorities. He is
admitted in District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Virginia, and in a number of federal courts, and has
appeared as pro hac vice counsel in most states. Formerly an adjunct assistant professor of law at Boston
College Law School, he is a graduate of Trinity College and the University of Chicago Law School.