I am a big believer in searching out creative solutions to problems, when necessary. When the conventional or typical approach doesn’t succeed, I explore alternative, innovative methodologies, always looking for the one that will deliver results for the client.
Helen Mosothoane is Of Counsel in McGlinchey’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group. Based in our Dallas office, Helen has a two-part professional role. First, she defends our clients in litigation related to alleged violations of a broad range consumer finance regulations, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and other related statutes. In this role, she is involved in extensive motion practice, settlement negotiations and discovery.
In addition, Helen supervises outside counsel for one of our major clients. In effect, she acts as regional coordinating counsel, overseeing the work of other attorneys and firms. In this role, she is intimately involved in developing strategy, evaluating cases, and reviewing discovery responses, motions, settlement agreements, and other documents to ensure they’re in keeping with the client’s guidelines and standards.
Regardless of the project in which she’s engaged, Helen has an unusual ability to work closely with clients and communicate complex concepts clearly and lucidly, often in very demanding situations. This ability extends to opposing counsel as well. She fights hard for her clients, but is also a reasonable, friendly person who works well with opposing counsel. She believes a collegial, courteous approach and a considerate attitude in the day-to-day give-and-take of litigation is a more effective approach than reflexive contention.
Ultimately, Helen manages her cases, and her litigation tactics, with a firm, ongoing grasp of every client’s business objectives. She is a tactician and a big-picture thinker and planner, and her clients appreciate and respect her ability to integrate their competitive and strategic thinking into her evaluation of the next step she’s taking in litigation.