James W. Brody
Johnston | Thomas
As the Chairman of the Mortgage Banking Practice Group, Mr. Brody actively manages all the complex mortgage banking litigation, mitigation, and compliance matters for Johnston Thomas and its diverse clientele.
Being one of the founding and managing attorneys for his prior mortgage banking firm, as well as having practiced law for close to 20 years, with nearly 15 of those years being spent in the mortgage banking industry, Mr. Brody has been instrumental in the firm’s development and in its continued success.
Mr. Brody has successfully resolved hundreds of mitigation and litigation cases that involve complex mortgage fraud schemes, as well as large-scale repurchase and/or make-whole disputes, in connection with loans that were securitized and/or sold to third parties (e.g., Lehman Bros., Aurora, FNMA, Freddie Mac, ResCap, RMBS Trusts, CitiMortgage, JPMorgan Chase, and more).
Mr. Brody’s experience centers on those legal issues that arise during and through loan originations, loan purchase sales, loan securitizations, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and repurchase and indemnification claims.