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BuckleySandler Noted for Its Impressive Enforcement & Litigation Talent by Chambers USA

June 8, 2012

Firm Receives Top Ranking in Financial Services Regulation Categories

WASHINGTON (June 8, 2012) BuckleySandler LLP, a nationally recognized financial services and criminal and civil enforcement defense law firm, is pleased to announce that the firm and eight of its partners have received top rankings in Chambers USA, which ranks leading firms and lawyers in a range of practice areas throughout the United States based on in-depth client and peer research.  This year, Chambers USA recognized BuckleySandler as “one of the preeminent legal brands in the consumer finance market,” and ranked it highly in both Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) and Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers USA provided individual attorney recognition to seven partners in one or more of these Financial Services categories, recognized Andrew L. Sandler as a “Star Individual” in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation), and recognized David S. Krakoff in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

According to Chambers USA, BuckleySandler is noted for “its impressive enforcement and litigation talent, and represents some of the world's most high-profile financial institutions in a host of enforcement actions.” Chambers further highlights BuckleySandler’s regulatory work by saying “[the firm] was recently commissioned by a number of national banks to produce an exhaustive 50-state survey of all state and federal laws affecting lending businesses.”

“We are pleased that Chambers USA has once again ranked our firm and so many of our partners. This recognition is all the more meaningful because Chambers’ research methodology focuses on peer and client review and thereby validates our commitment to outstanding legal work and client service,” said BuckleySandler Chairman and Executive Partner, Andrew L. Sandler.

Partners Andrew L. Sandler, Jeremiah S. Buckley, Joseph M. Kolar, Benjamin B. Klubes, David S. Krakoff and Clinton R. Rockwell have once again been ranked individually in Chambers USA in 2012.

Partners John P. Kromer and Jeffrey P. Naimon have also been ranked in Chambers USA in 2012, bringing the total of BuckleySandler Chambers ranked partners to eight.  

Specifically, their Chambers USA designations are as follows:

Nationwide

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)

  • Firm Ranked Band 2
  • Andrew L. Sandler (Band 1)
  • Benjamin B. Klubes (Band 3)

Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)

  • Firm Ranked Band 1
  • Jeremiah S. Buckley (Band 1)
  • Joseph M. Kolar (Band 1)
  • Andrew L. Sandler (Band 1)
  • John P. Kromer (Band 3)
  • Jeffrey P. Naimon (Band 3)
  • Clinton Rockwell (Band U – Up and Coming)

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • David S. Krakoff (Band 2)

Jeremiah S. Buckley is ranked as Band 1 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers says Mr. Buckley “is another example of the firm's astonishing bench strength in the mortgage space. He is praised as "a reliable, quality counsel who is straightforward, candid and energetic."

Benjamin B. Klubes is ranked as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). Clients say Mr. Klubes is a "very talented litigation and enforcement expert” and "one of the real leaders in this space."

Joseph M. Kolar is ranked as Band 1 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Clients say that he “is singled out as one of the leading mortgage banking lawyers in the country, and noted for his strategic advice and encyclopedic knowledge of federal regulations. He assists mortgage lenders, servicers and insurers, and is ‘extraordinarily good at research and analysis.’"

David S. Krakoff is ranked as Band 2 in DC Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. According to Chambers, “clients describe him as ‘a superb lawyer who is very dedicated.’”

John P. Kromer is ranked as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Clients report that "he is a joy to work with," with one hailing him as "a true expert in the industry."

Jeffrey P. Naimon is ranked as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers quotes sources as saying Mr. Naimon is "certainly a thought leader" in the mortgage servicing space, with "his finger on the pulse of what is going on in the mortgage industry.” 

Clinton R. Rockwell is ranked as “Up and Coming” in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Sources are quoted as saying, "it is one thing to provide strict legal advice but it is another to provide practical solutions, and [Mr. Rockwell] does a great job of that."

Andrew L. Sandler is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations), and as a “Star Individual” in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). Chambers says that he “has consolidated his position as one of the leading financial services attorneys in the USA. His broad practice covers enforcement, litigation and compliance, with a focus on consumer finance and the mortgage industry. Sources consider him to be ‘probably the best fair lending lawyer in the country.’"

About Chambers

Chambers & Partners publishes the leading guides to the legal profession. They have a team of 100 highly qualified, full-time researchers who identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research.

About BuckleySandler

With over 150 lawyers in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New York, BuckleySandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its financial services industry and other corporate and individual clients across the full range of government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation and transactional, regulatory and public policy issues. The firm represents many of the nation’s leading financial services institutions. Visit BuckleySandler online at www.BuckleySandler.com and follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/BuckleySandler.