Andrew L. Sandler, Chairman and Executive Partner of BuckleySandler LLP and Chief Executive Officer of Treliant Risk Advisors LLP, is a recognized leader in financial services litigation, enforcement, regulatory and compliance. He also serves as a strategic legal advisor to many leading banks and thrifts, mortgage and consumer finance companies, and credit card issuers.
A wide range of financial services companies look to Mr. Sandler for strategic advice and to help them navigate complex litigation and civil and criminal investigations and examinations by federal and state enforcement and bank regulatory agencies. Mr. Sandler has been the lead defense counsel in more than 80 class action cases. He has represented many financial institutions and other corporate entities in Fair Lending, AML/BSA, Mortgage Fraud, False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and litigation. He is frequently consulted on regulatory issues related to bank mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sandler also often represents officers and directors with respect to regulatory proceedings related to troubled or failed banks.
As Chief Executive Officer of Treliant Risk Advisors, Mr. Sandler leads a multi disciplinary firm that provides consulting, compliance, and transaction advisory assistance to the financial services industry.
Chambers USA has consistently recognized Mr. Sandler as a one of America’s Leading Lawyers in the Financial Services Industry. He currently holds Chambers USA’s top rating in the areas of Financial Services Regulation Banking Enforcement & Investigations and Consumer Finance Compliance. Mr. Sandler also is consistently recognized in Best Lawyers, including his current recognition as "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of Litigation - Banking and Finance (Washington, D.C.). He has been named one of 30 D.C. "Superstar" lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine and a "Star of the Bar" in Banking and Financial Services. In June 2010, Legal Times named him a “Legal Visionary” for his role in founding BuckleySandler.
Mr. Sandler is an active participant in community and professional organizations. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the American Association of Bank Directors and has had many leadership roles in the Litigation and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association – including Chair of the Consumer and Civil Rights Committee and Vice Chair of the Banking Law Committee. He is President of the Financial Literacy Foundation, serves on the National Board of Directors of the Cancer Support Community and the Board of the Kolar Charitable Foundation of BuckleySandler LLP. He is also a member of the Parents Council of Tulane University.
Mr. Sandler received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, an M.A. from the University of Warwick (U.K.) (Rotary Foundation Fellow), and a B.A. from Union College.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
MA, University of Warwick (UK)
BA, Union College
Professional Associations & Memberships
Association of Bank Directors: Board of Advisors
American Bar Association: Chair of the Consumer and Civil Rights Committee; Vice Chair of the Banking Law Committee
Financial Literacy Foundation: President
Cancer Support Community: National Board of Directors
Kolar Charitable Foundation of BuckleySandler LLP: Board Member
Parents Council of Tulane University
Honors and Awards
Recognized by Chambers USA 2010 and 2011 in the areas of Financial Services Regulation Banking Enforcement & Investigations and Consumer Finance Compliance
Named "Legal Visionary" in June 2010, Legal Times
Named one of Washington, DC’s Top Financial Services Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, December 2009