Courtney Statfeld

McKool Smith - New York


395 9th Avenue, 50th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

+1 212 402 9448

Future Star


New York

Courtney Statfeld’s practice includes accomplishments in handling large-scale litigations involving complex financial products, particularly asset-backed securities. She crafts creative and strategic solutions for disputes arising out of complex financial products, securities, distressed corporate debt, and commercial matters. Her clients include industry leaders such as hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisors, institutional investors, trustees, international banks, and Fortune 500 companies. Courtney’s hallmark is her tireless dedication to client service and building trusting, long-term relationships that enable her to proactively identify, address, and successfully advocate for her clients’ needs. 

Success History: 
Courtney recently secured a summary judgment in a case that could impact thousands of asset-backed securities containing hundreds of billions of dollars of residential mortgages securitized in the early 2000s. Notably, she also obtained a series of rulings—including at summary judgment—that set the basic framework for MBS litigation nationwide. Courtney handles complex cases from inception to settlement. Courtney litigates in federal and state courts across the country prosecuting and defending claims for breach of contract, fraud, business torts, and state and federal securities violations, including claims related to collateralized debt obligations, residential and commercial MBS, indenture bonds and bond insurance. She has helped investors and insurers recover more than $1 billion in losses. Recent work has also included representing investors in a number of trust instruction proceedings across the nation involving disputes regarding the proper interpretation of provisions in the governing agreements for various trusts. 

Professional Honors & Achievements: 
The legal industry’s top publications and directories have consistently recognized Courtney for her prowess and successful representations. Chambers USA ranks her Tier 1 among top litigators in her field in their “Litigation: Securities – Institutional Plaintiffs” category. Courtney has also been honored as a Fellow of the Litigation Council of America and has been recognized among Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Litigators in America,” and “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers.” Benchmark Litigation has named Courtney a “Litigation Star” and included her in their annual “40 & Under List,” a collection of the best and brightest attorneys across the U.S. and Canada. 

Updated Sep 2023