BuckleySandler represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters, including appeals, as well as in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings domestically and internationally. We are routinely in courtrooms across the country defending the nation’s leading banks, insurers, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card issuers, and auto lenders and retailers in government enforcement, class actions, mass actions, and complex civil litigation. We also have extensive experience handling parallel proceedings that arise in these matters and are often able to achieve favorable results – whether by litigation, negotiation, or a combination of the two – for our clients.

Our attorneys have been responsible for achieving groundbreaking successes for the financial services industry in a wide variety of disputes. We consistently prevail for clients in some of the most high-profile and important litigation affecting the financial services industry and other enforcement and complex civil litigation matters.

Chambers USA 2014 recognized our expertise and success by ranking BuckleySandler in Band 1 (the top rating) for consumer finance litigation, and placing three firm lawyers in Chambers’ list of the top fifteen consumer finance litigation attorneys in the country.

Our deep bench of litigators – including a number with extensive government trial experience, as well as thirteen former U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and numerous additional former U.S. District Court law clerks – combined with our focus on financial services matters makes us a “go-to” law firm for the financial services industry facing class action and civil and criminal litigation challenges. Our attorneys know and understand the challenges impacting the financial services industry and thus do not have extensive “learning curves” on the substance of litigation matters.


With more than 150 attorneys focused on financial services matters, we have the systems and resources in place to handle multi-district litigation, including class actions, large-scale document review, and ESI requests, and other resource intensive matters, yet remain responsive and hands-on when it comes to providing outstanding client service.

Parallel Matters

With a strong regulatory and enforcement background, BuckleySandler frequently handles complex parallel proceedings involving concurrent government enforcement and civil litigation, multiple class actions, congressional investigations, and derivative actions.

Risk Mitigation Services

BuckleySandler’s strength in litigation matters allows us to help our clients avoid litigation in the first instance – by drawing on our vast litigation experience to provide comprehensive risk management and compliance advice and helping our clients navigate regulatory examinations. In addition, we frequently utilize the knowledge and experience developed in litigation and enforcement matters to assist in due diligence for clients considering strategic partnerships or acquisitions and to advise clients regarding the acquisition approval process.

Related Professionals

Name Title Phone Office
Buckley, Jeremiah S. Partner 202.349.8010 Washington, DC
Buffone, Samuel J. Partner 202.349.7940 Washington, DC
Gansler, Douglas F. Partner 202.349.8058 Washington, DC
Gottlieb, Richard E. Partner 310.424.3985 Los Angeles, CA
Hletko, Valerie L. Partner 202.349.8054 Washington, DC
Jensen, Kirk D. Partner 202.349.8048 Washington, DC
Kasmar, Caitlin M. Partner 202.349.8017 Washington, DC
Klubes, Benjamin B. Partner 202.349.8002 Washington, DC
Krakoff, David S. Partner 202.349.7950 Washington, DC
Lawrence, Amanda Raines Partner 202.349.8089 Washington, DC
Levin, Fredrick S. Partner 310.424.3984 Los Angeles, CA
McGinn, Elizabeth E. Partner 212.600.2370 New York, NY
Naimon, Jeffrey P. Partner 202.349.8030 Washington, DC
Parkinson, James T. Partner UK: +44 20 3608 1296 | US: 202.349.7955 London
Previn, Matthew P. Partner 212.600.2310 New York, NY
Quattrone, Robyn C. Partner 202.349.8035 Washington, DC
Randell, Lauren R. Partner 202.349.7953 Washington, DC
Regan, Christopher F. Partner 202.349.7970 Washington, DC
Rogers, Michelle L. Partner 202.349.8013 Washington, DC
Sandler, Andrew L. Chairman & Executive Partner 202.349.8001 Washington, DC
Schilling, Andrew W. Partner 212.600.2330 New York, NY
Sporkin, Thomas A. Partner 202.349.8009 Washington, DC
Tank, Margo H. K. Partner 202.349.8050 Washington, DC
Tucker, Jonice Gray Partner 202.349.8005 Washington, DC
Zalenski, Walter E. Partner 202.461.2910 Washington, DC
Bell, Marshall T. Counsel 202.461.2997 Washington, DC
Kelly, Brian P. Counsel 202.349.7943 Washington, DC
Klimkiewicz, Melissa Counsel 202.349.8098 Washington, DC
Madia, Mehul N. Counsel 202.349.7974 Washington, DC
Mahler, Aaron C. Counsel 202.349.8024 Washington, DC
Marcus, Bradley A. Counsel 202.349.8021 Washington, DC
Miller, Adam Counsel 202.349.7958 Washington, DC
Morrison, Ross E. Counsel 212.600.2315 New York, NY
Reynolds, Antonio J. Counsel 202.461.2952 Washington, DC
Slagle Peck, Jennifer A. Counsel 202.349.8027 Washington, DC
Traiger, Warren W. Counsel 212.600.2375 New York, NY
Wiles, Ann D. Counsel 202.349.7942 Washington, DC
Williams, John B. III Counsel 202.461.2987 Washington, DC
Abugheida, Ali M. Associate 310.424.3918 Los Angeles, CA
Ariel, Nadav Associate 202.349.8012 Washington, DC
Bacon, Pavitra Associate 202.349.7920 Washington, DC
Bailey, Elizabeth R. Associate 202.461.2916 Washington, DC
Bender, Kimberly M. Associate 202.461.2977 Washington, DC
Cheriyan, Daniel Associate 202.461.2917 Washington, DC
Coley, Timothy J. Associate 202.349.8036 Washington, DC
Dempsey, Alex Associate 202.349.8085 Washington, DC
Dhaliwal, A.J. S. Associate 202.461.2932 Washington, DC
Dowell, Thomas A. Associate 202.349.8011 Washington, DC
Drapalski, Joseph Litigation Attorney 310.424.3996 Los Angeles, CA
Eisner, Caroline K. Associate 212.600.2355 New York, NY
Halliday, Katherine L. Associate 202.461.2996 Washington, DC
Hendele, John M. IV Associate 212.600.2394 New York, NY
Hiraldo, Ignacio J. Associate 202.349.7957 Washington, DC
Javaherian, Nima Associate 310.424.3997 Los Angeles, CA
Kinnaird, Kendra C. Associate 202.349.8039 Washington, DC
Knabe, Kristopher R. Associate 312.924.9825 Chicago, IL
Kovler, Meghann Fogarty Associate 202.461.2958 Washington, DC
LeBlanc, Stephen M. Associate 202.461.2985 Washington, DC
Leeson, Meredith Associate 202.461.2912 Washington, DC
Leonhardt, Sasha Associate 202.349.7971 Washington, DC
Linden, Dustin A. Associate 310.424.3998 Los Angeles, CA
Meredith, Leslie L. Associate 202.349.7976 Washington, DC
Natarelli, Brett J. Associate 312.924.9837 Chicago, IL
Newman, Matthew E. Associate 202.349.7978 Washington, DC
Paluch, Daniel Associate 310.424.3941 Los Angeles, CA
Patel, Purvi Sanjay Associate 202.349.7930 Washington, DC
Pysno, Nathan Associate 202.349.8006 Washington, DC
Quigley, Lauren E. Associate 312.924.9866 Chicago, IL
Rome, Michael A. Associate 310.424.3902 Los Angeles, CA
Sakiyama, Scott T. Associate 312.924.9893 Chicago, IL
Somers, Edward W. Associate 312.924.9835 Chicago, IL
Stapleton, Caroline M. Associate 202.461.2904 Washington, DC
Troost, John Associate 202.461.2965 Washington, DC
Pollet, Jessica L. Associate 310.424.3905 Los Angeles, CA
Viswanatha, Veena Associate 202.461.2947 Washington, DC
Wegrzyn, Brian Associate 212.600.2395 New York, NY
Yankov, Tihomir Associate 202.349.7936 Washington, DC

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