Accolades

BTI Client Service A-Team 2015

BuckleySandler is pleased to be included in BTI's Client Service A-Team 2015. BTI's focus is on "which law firms legal decision makers recognize for delivering the absolute best levels of client service." Now in its 14th year, the BTI Client Service A-Team is, "the gold standard (used by law firms and corporate counsel alike) to assess how law firms honestly stack up in client service delivery."
 
This is the firm's third consecutive year being named to the Client Service A-Team, an independent, data-driven ranking based solely on in-depth, unbiased telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers.

U.S. News - Best Law Firms 2015

BuckleySandler is pleased to announce we have received 13 national and metropolitan rankings in U.S. News’s Best Law Firms 2014.

 The Firm is ranked in the following categories:

  • National Tier 1: Financial Services Regulation Law and Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • National Tier 2: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation - Securities
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Washington, DC): Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, and Litigation - Securities
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Washington, DC): Corporate Compliance Law and Corporate Governance Law

Washington Business Journal - Greater Washington Legal Champion 2014

BuckleySandler is pleased to announce that Chairman and Executive Partner Andrew L. Sandler has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a Greater Washington Legal Champion in the Firm Leader category.

Best Lawyers in America® 2015 - Washington, DC

BuckleySandler is pleased to announce that eight of its partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in multiple categories, and Andrew L. Sandler has been named a Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance for Washington, DC.

Partners Andrew L. Sandler, Jeremiah S. Buckley, Samuel J. Buffone, Benjamin B. Klubes, Joseph M. Kolar, David S. Krakoff, Jeffrey P. Naimon, and Christopher F. Regan were selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law: Jeremiah Buckley, Benjamin Klubes, Joseph Kolar, Jeffrey Naimon, Andrew Sandler
  • Commercial Litigation: David Krakoff
  • Corporate Compliance Law: Christopher Regan
  • Corporate Governance Law: Christopher Regan
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar: Samuel Buffone, Benjamin Klubes, David Krakoff, Christopher Regan
  • Financial Services Regulation Law: Jeremiah Buckley, Andrew Sandler
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance: Jeremiah Buckley, David Krakoff, Andrew Sandler; Sandler is a Lawyer of the Year in DC in this category
  • Litigation - Securities: David Krakoff, Andrew Sandler

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014

BuckleySandler is ranked as a Band 1 firm in the Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation) practice area, and as a Band 2 firm in the Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) practice area. Chambers says the firm's attorneys are, "specialist and focused: they get us the right answer in a technical area, and they get us there faster."

  • 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 Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance). He has also been named a Star Individual in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). Chambers says he "is widely considered to be one of the leading stars of the financial services regulatory firmament, routinely providing regulatory advice pertaining to compliance and enforcement matters and displaying ongoing excellence in consumer finance litigation. Sources describe Sandler as 'preeminent' and 'an industry leader.'"
  • Jeremiah Buckley is ranked as a Senior Statesman in the Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) practice area, described by Chambers as, "one of the most experienced and respected consumer finance attorneys in the USA. Commentators refer to Buckley as 'a terrific individual' who is 'one of the deans of the Bar.'"
  • Richard Gottlieb is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). He is "one of the leading financial services litigators in the United States" and "bolsters the team's strength in the consumer finance litigation sphere."
  • Benjamin Klubes is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation) and a Band 3 lawyer in Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). Klubes is described as "'a truly outstanding lawyer with very good judgment.'"
  • Joseph Kolar is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers describes Kolar as "one of the nation's leading attorneys for the provision of consumer finance regulatory compliance advice."
  • David Krakoff is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, described as "a seasoned practitioner with far-reaching experience" and commended for "his unwavering focus on the needs of his clients."
  • John Kromer is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) and is lauded as a "'very balanced, strong lawyer'" and is "particularly respected for his advisory work relating to mortgage regulatory compliance."
  • Jeffrey Naimon is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers sources describe him as "very, very bright and thoughtful."
  • Clinton Rockwell is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), and is recognized by Chambers as "[continuing] to impress in the consumer finance space."
  • Jonice Gray Tucker is ranked as an Up and Coming lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations).  Chambers sources describe her as "very knowledgeable in the area" and "very defense-oriented in terms of thinking about the risks."
  • Walter Zalenski is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), noted as "'an outstanding lawyer' in consumer finance regulatory matters."

The firm is also recognized as a noted firm in Banking & Finance - California; Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) - Nationwide; and Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigations - Washington, DC. Christopher Regan is recognized as a noted practitioner in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Washington, DC, and Samuel Buffone is recognized as a noted practitioner in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) - Nationwide.

Shortlist for 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Securities Regulation / Advisory & Enforcement / Financial Services Regulation

BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services regulatory, criminal & civil enforcement defense law firm, is pleased to announce its inclusion on the shortlist for the 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Securities Regulation, which includes Advisory & Enforcement and Financial Services Regulation. BuckleySandler is one of seven finalists selected for the securities and financial services regulation category.

Law360's Practice Groups of the Year - January 2014

BuckleySandler was named as a Consumer Protection Practice Group of the Year by Law360. A panel of Law360 editors reviewed roughly 675 submissions from 130 law firms. The editors ultimately chose 154 groups from 69 firms to honor in this year's awards. Winners were selected based on the significance of the litigation wins or deals worked on, the size and complexity of the litigation wins or deals worked on, and the number of significant, large or complex deals the group worked on or lawsuits the group won between Nov. 1, 2012, and Nov. 1, 2013. Click here to view the full list at Law360.com.

Super Lawyers 2014

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In 2014, BuckleySandler is proud to announce that the firm more than tripled its presence on the Super Lawyers/Rising Stars list.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

BuckleySandler is ranked as a Band 1 firm in the Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation) practice area, and as a Band 2 firm in the Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) practice area. Chambers USA says BuckleySandler is “acclaimed as one of the most enterprising firms in the financial services sector."

Chambers USA on Commercial Awareness: “Any mortgage lender, servicer, or real estate specialty firm would be myopic to overlook BuckleySandler for legal representation and counsel."

  • 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 Band 4 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance). He has also been named a Star Individual in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). Chambers says that he "has a broad regulatory skill set and is particularly noted for his excellence in consumer enforcement and litigation matters, while he is often considered one of the nation's preeminent attorneys in the fair lending space.”
  • Jeremiah S. Buckley is ranked as Band S in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers says Mr. Buckley “is a highly respected consumer finance practitioner and has incredible depth of expertise in the mortgage sector.”
  • Richard E. Gottlieb is ranked as Band 2 in Financial Service Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). He has a recognized expertise in consumer finance matters and is described as "incredibly client-focused.

    Joseph M. Kolar is ranked as Band 1 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). He is "seen as a ‘talented lawyer’ and one of the country's leading experts in the mortgage arena.”

    Benjamin B. Klubes is ranked as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) and in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). Chambers says that he is "highly rated by respondents as an ‘extremely able’ financial services regulation attorney.”

    David S. Krakoff is ranked as Band 2 in DC Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Chambers reports that he is "described as ‘an outstanding attorney’ and is respected for his criminal and civil litigation practice.”

    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). One Chambers interviewee reports: “I have worked with him regarding regulatory questions on transactions and he is one of the smartest people I know.”

    Clinton R. Rockwell is ranked as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance. He is “unquestionably one of the most practical and user-friendly lawyers in the regulatory compliance and licensing space for consumer-facing financial institutions," according to one Chambers source.
  • Walter E. Zalenski is ranked as Band 1 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Respondents consider him to have "a fine reputation in the consumer finance regulatory space."

Washingtonian Magazine — November 2013

BuckleySandler LLP is honored to have five partners named in Washingtonian magazine’s 2013 “Best Lawyers” list. Andrew L. Sandler, Jeremiah S. Buckley, Benjamin B. Klubes and Joseph M. Kolar were recognized in the area of Financial Services and partner David S. Krakoff was recognized in the area of White Collar Defense.  

U.S. News - Best Law Firms 2014

BuckleySandler is pleased to announce that it has been ranked nationally and locally in U.S. News's Best Law Firms 2014.

The firm is ranked in the following 13 categories:

  • National Tier 1: Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • National Tier 2: Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • National Tier 3: Banking and Finance Law, Litigation - Securities
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Washington, DC): Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense - White Collar, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Securities
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Washington, DC): Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law

Super Lawyers 2013

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

BuckleySandler Named to BTI Brand Elite 2013

The BTI Brand Elite are law firms that clients rate as best in key factors such as innovation, premium value, and client recommendations.  The BTI Brand Elite list is based solely on unaided corporate counsel feedback gathered from more than 3,400 in-depth interviews. BTI has also placed BuckleySandler on its Premium Value Honor roll, delineating the firm as a market leader that counsel turn to with their “highest priority issues and most complex work.” Click here to learn more about the survey at BTI’s web site.

Andrew L. Sandler Named to BTI 2013 Client Service All-Stars List

The 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars list recognizes those attorneys - identified solely through client feedback - who stand “out with corporate counsel as delivering the highest levels of client service.” The BTI Client Service All-Stars set the standard for client service excellence - standing above all others in the eyes of clients. Click here to access the full survey.

Washington, D.C. and Baltimore's Best Lawyers 2013 Edition

BuckleySandler LLP is pleased to announce that six of its partners have once again been recognized by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2013. Partners Andrew L. Sandler, Benjamin B. Klubes, David S. Krakoff, Christopher F. Regan, Jeremiah S. Buckley, and Jeffrey P. Naimon were selected as Best Lawyers in the 2013 edition for D.C. and Baltimore in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law: Jeremiah S. Buckley, David S. Krakoff, Jeffrey P. Naimon, Andrew L. Sandler
  • Commercial Litigation: David S. Krakoff
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law: Christopher F. Regan
  • Criminal Defense - White Collar: Benjamin B. Klubes, David S. Krakoff, Christopher F. Regan
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law: David S. Krakoff, Andrew L. Sandler

The Legal 500: White Collar Criminal Defense 2012

BuckleySandler has been ranked in the Legal 500 for White Collar Criminal Defense. Partners David Krakoff and Samuel Buffone are highlighted: "Since its establishment two and a half years ago, BuckleySandler LLP has rapidly established itself as a significant presence in the market for handling work on behalf of financial institutions and executives accused of a range of offences including bank fraud, FCPA abuses and securities fraud. Peopled by a number of ex-big firm attorneys, including ‘great attorney and great guy’ David Krakoff, following his recent arrival from Mayer Brown, the team is regularly involved in high-profile engagements out of its Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles offices. A noted litigator, Krakoff recently successfully secured a mistrial on behalf of one of the defendants in the high-profile FCPA sting trial brought by the DOJ. Samuel Buffone is particularly noted as a criminal appellate lawyer and is currently involved in a landmark challenge to the freedom of the internet regarding the Italian data privacy indictment of Google officials."

The Legal 500: Data Protection and Privacy 2012

BuckleySandler has been ranked in the Legal 500 for Technology: Data Protection and Privacy. "At niche financial services firm BuckleySandler LLP, the practice, led by Margo Tank in Washington DC, provides ‘high-quality, prompt services’ which include counseling, risk mitigation, regulatory enforcement and litigation. Clients appreciate James Shreve’s ‘depth of knowledge of financial regulation, banking regulators and privacy law’. Samuel Buffone is defending two Google executives in a data privacy case in Milan."

 

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