BuckleySandler LLP

Practice/Organization Description

BuckleySandler attorneys are among the leading financial services law practitioners in the country and have a track record of successfully assisting clients in litigation, enforcement, transactional and public policy matters. In the past two decades, our attorneys have acted as lead defense counsel in more than 100 high-stakes class actions, represented our clients in a multitude of state and federal enforcement proceedings, and had a hand in commenting on or drafting a majority of the significant laws that impact the financial services industry.

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card companies, insurance companies, securities firms and other financial services companies in matters affecting their industry. Currently, BuckleySandler represents the top 10 largest banks in the United States, nine of the top 10 mortgage lending companies, the top 10 servicing companies, the top 10 credit card issuers, as well as many community banks and non-bank financial services companies.

With nearly 150 lawyers in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles focused on financial services law, BuckleySandler helps clients turn legal, regulatory, and legislative challenges into business opportunities. Our clients turn to us for:

- Litigation: Our practice includes the defense of leading banks, financial services firms, and other companies and their executives in class actions, complex civil litigation, and arbitration proceedings

- Enforcement: We represent financial services companies before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, federal bank regulators, state attorneys general and other federal and state regulatory agencies.

- Regulatory: BuckleySandler often advises banks and other financial institutions in connection with regulatory examinations and supervision matters initiated by state and federal regulatory agencies.

- White Collar Defense: Corporations and their officers and directors turn to our leading White Collar Defense attorneys when faced with grand jury investigations and other white collar criminal matters.

- Licensing and Chartering: BuckleySandler assists clients with obtaining new lending, servicing, collection, insurance or money transmitter licenses, or obtaining “change of control” approvals for existing licensees, and assists banks and investment groups in analyzing charter alternatives and obtaining new charters.

- Counseling and Compliance: We have developed and implemented comprehensive compliance management programs, including the written policies, training and ongoing monitoring needed to ensure compliance with fair lending laws, federal and state consumer protection statutes, consumer financial privacy and information security regulations; as well as the anti-money laundering requirements of the USA Patriot Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, and OFAC.

- Transactional: A complete understanding of the unique legal, operational and financial risks surrounding the acquisition, sale, or financing of assets, businesses and servicing rights in the financial services industry is why clients turn to BuckleySandler for representation in transactional matters.

- Public Policy: We assist our clients in analyzing and responding to the full range of bank legislative and regulatory initiatives, including those related to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”), the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, and other related programs.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators

American Bankers Association

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

American Financial Services Association

California Bankers Association

California Mortgage Bankers Association

Conference on Consumer Finance Law

Consumer Bankers Association

Maryland Bankers Association

Massachusetts Bankers Association

Mortgage Bankers Association

National Hispanic Bar Association

National LGBT Bar Association

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA)

New York Bankers Association

Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO)

Risk Management Association

Virginia Bankers Association

Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Western Independent Bankers

Women in Housing and Finance

Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF)

Honors and Awards

U.S. News - Best Law Firms 2014

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

Best Lawyers 2013

Super Lawyers 2013

Named to BTI Brand Elite 2013

Legal 500: Data Protection and Privacy 2012

Legal 500 in White Collar Defense 2012

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: 2012

Best Lawyers 2012

Super Lawyers 2012

National Law Journal, "Midsize Hot List" (July 2011)

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

Super Lawyers 2011

Washington, DC’s "Best Lawyers 2011

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010

National Law Journal, "Midsize Hot List" (July 2010)

National Law Journal, "Champions and Visionaries" (June 2010)

Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers 2010

Super Lawyers 2010

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009

Super Lawyers 2009

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008

BTI Power Rankings 2006

BTI Client Service All-Stars 2005

Distinguished Service Award: American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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Number of Attorneys

100+ Attorneys

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