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Buckley Sandler Announces 2016 Promotions

Andrew L. Sandler, Noel M. Gruber, Jonathan D. Jerison, Lori J. Sommerfield, Warren W. Traiger, James T. Shreve, Katherine L. Halliday, Stephen M. LeBlanc, R. David Whitaker, John Kimble, Sally B. Gorrin

Washington, DC (Jan. 6, 2016) – Buckley Sandler LLP, a premier financial services, government enforcement and litigation law firm, announced today the promotion of 11 attorneys from three of the firm’s five offices, effective January 1, 2016.

Katherine L. Halliday, Stephen M. LeBlanc and James T. Shreve, of the firm’s Washington, DC office, were promoted from Associate to Counsel.

Noel M. Gruber, Jonathan D. Jerison and Lori J. Sommerfield, of the Washington, DC office, Warren W. Traiger, of the New York office, and R. David Whitaker, of the Chicago office, were promoted  from Counsel to Senior Counsel.

In addition, Sally A. Braeuer and John A. Kimble, both of Washington, DC, were promoted from Regulatory Attorney to Associate.

"Buckley Sandler is pleased to recognize the contributions and talents of these attorneys with well-deserved promotions,” said Chairman and Executive Partner Andrew L. Sandler. “We thank them for their excellent work on behalf of the firm and our clients, and look forward to their continued professional growth and success.”

The promotions follow the May 2015 promotions of Melissa Klimkiewicz, Jon David D. LangloisAdam Miller and Ross E. Morrison to Partner.

Buckley Sandler’s newly promoted Counsel:

Katherine L. Halliday represents financial services clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including class actions and government enforcement matters. Recently Ms. Halliday has defended a lender-placed insurance provider in multiple putative class actions lawsuits and represented several banks in ongoing government investigations. She received her J.D. from George Washington University and her A.B. from Duke University.

Stephen M. LeBlanc focuses his practice on a wide range of litigation matters, including class actions, complex civil litigation, and lender-placed insurance, as well as in government enforcement matters and internal investigations. He received his J.D. from American University and his B.S. from Northeastern University.

James T. Shreve advises clients in a wide range of privacy, data security, and cyber risk issues, including matters regarding information sharing limitations, safeguarding and disposal requirements, and identity theft red flags programs. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. from Lake Forest College.

With more than 150 lawyers in Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London, Buckley Sandler 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. Buckley Sandler Online: www.buckleysandler.com; Twitter: https://twitter.com/Buckley Sandler; InfoBytes Blog: http://www.infobytesblog.com.