Courtney LyonsSnyder


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Courtney Lyons Snyder is a litigator who crafts creative and strategic responses for companies facing high-profile litigation, state attorneys general investigations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and other federal agency investigations, federal and state legislative investigations and hearings, and regulatory challenges. She uses her decade-long experience as a litigator and her financial regulatory enforcement and compliance experience to counsel clients on avoiding litigation, developing legislative and other solutions to litigation, and responding to media inquiries. Her experience spans across a range of industries and includes representation of public and private companies in the technology, education, consumer products, financial products and services, and health care sectors.

Courtney is the administrative partner for the Firm's State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practice. She has been involved in numerous federal and state attorney general multistate investigations and actions and regularly attends meetings of the Democratic Attorneys General Association, the Republican Attorneys General Association, and the National Association of Attorneys General.

Courtney also regularly defends financial institutions, most recently in connection with disputes arising out of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), including RMBS trustee litigation, repurchase claims, and other RMBS contractual disputes.

She currently serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry.


  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • Church uses recovered funds to build sustainable farms in NigeriaJones Day helped a small church and local business leader recover improperly wired money that the modest congregation had contributed to support sustainable farming for desperately poor people in Nigeria. 
  • Leading provider of data solutions to banking clients evaluates products to mitigate risk of noncomplianceJones Day is evaluating the products and services offered by a leading provider of data solutions to banking clients to identify and mitigate risk of noncompliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and fair lending laws.
  • Domestic banking institution obtains U.S. banking regulator approval for equity investmentsJones Day is assisting a domestic banking institution in obtaining U.S. banking regulator approval for equity investments.
  • Global financial institution seeks regulatory analyses regarding compliance with prohibitions and restrictions of Volcker Rule in connection with equity investmentsJones Day is providing regulatory advice to a global financial institution regarding compliance with the prohibitions and restrictions of the Volcker Rule in connection with equity investments.
  • Colombian immigrant appeals Board of Immigration Appeals ruling to Third CircuitCourtney Snyder and Hayley Haldeman of Jones Day Pittsburgh, at the request of the Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit, briefed and argued a pro bono appeal to the Third Circuit on behalf of an immigrant seeking withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture.
  • RBS Citizens and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania defend against three putative class actions concerning overdraft feesJones Day represented RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania ("Citizens") in three putative class actions alleging, among other things, that Citizens' practice of posting debit transactions from highest dollar amount to lowest, and other debit transaction posting practices, are in breach of Citizens' customer account agreements and amount to unfair and deceptive trade practices under the laws of certain of the 12 states in which Citizens operates.
  • Court orders children returned to father in Canada in international child abduction caseIn December 2011, after a five-day bench trial, a federal judge entered an order in favor of Jones Day's client in an international child abduction case directing the return of his three young children, two with special needs, to Canada to be reunited with their father pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and United States federal law.
  • Jones Day negotiates favorable settlement for pro bono client in landlord-tenant disputeJones Day associates Courtney Snyder, Johanna Schwartz Miralles and Ben Verney successfully resolved a claim brought against a residential tenant in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
    • April 30, 2018
      The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Expansion Into Consumer Financial Protection: The Rise of the "Mini CFPB"
    • December 13, 2017
      PLI's NY Attorney General and NY Department of Financial Services: Statutory Authority and Recent Initiatives Impacting the Financial Services Industry
    • July 21, 2016
      Banking, Consumer Finance, and FinTech Developments to Watch in 2016 and Beyond
    • June 29, 2016
      New York's Martin Act and Other New York Liability Laws