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Buckley Sandler Noted As "One of the Most Significant Consumer Finance and Banking Enforcement Firms in the US Market" By Chambers USA

Andrew L. Sandler, Clinton R. Rockwell, Jeremiah S. Buckley, Joseph M. Kolar, David S. Krakoff, John P. Kromer, Christopher F. Regan, Jonice Gray Tucker, Benjamin K. Olson, Walter E. Zalenski, Preston Burton, Benjamin B. Klubes, Jeffrey P. Naimon

Buckley Sandler has continued to receive top recognition in financial services regulation and white collar crime/government investigations from Chambers USA, which ranks leading firms and lawyers in a range of practice areas throughout the US based on in-depth client and peer research. The firm achieved the following rankings in Chambers USA 2016:

  • Band 1 Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation)
  • Band 2 Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)
  • Band 4 in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Noted Firm in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

The firm as a whole was described as “an impressive cast of heavyweight names [that] is supported by a respected bench, recently reinforced by some quality lateral hires, enabling the team to handle complex matters, involving not only domestic issues but also foreign clients seeking a path through the maze of US financial regulations.”

In addition, 13 Buckley Sandler partners were individually recognized by Chambers USA:

  • Andrew L. Sandler is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) and as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance). He has maintained his Star Individual in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation). Chambers describes his work as “an astonishing track record of success in the most cutting-edge litigation and enforcement matters.”
  • Jeremiah Buckley is ranked as a Senior Statesman in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers describes him as, "one of the most venerable names in the consumer finance space.”
  • Preston Burton, new Buckley Sandler partner, maintains his Band 2 ranking in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Burton will continue his work on high-stakes white collar matters in his new role at Buckley Sandler.
  • 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). Chambers describes him as "incredibly smart and very thoughtful,” and is specifically recommended for his handling of enforcement matters and litigation on behalf of consumer finance clients.
  • Joseph Kolar is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Sources describe him as "one of the nicest people you'll ever meet and a really good lawyer."
  • David Krakoff is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and as a Band 3 lawyer in Nationwide FCPA. Chambers recognizes him as "top-tier lawyer" with a wealth of experience across a breath of white-collar matters. Clients note "nothing causes him to panic: he brings a level of gentility to any matter he's part of."
  • John Kromer is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) and is well regarded in the consumer finance regulatory compliance space. Clients report that he is “"very capable, very sharp and very responsive."
  • Jeffrey Naimon is ranked Band 2 in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers sources describe him as a first-call lawyer, noting "when it comes to fair lending he's one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the country."
  • Benjamin Olson is ranked as an Up and Coming lawyer in Financial Services Regulation (Enforcement & Investigations), with particular emphasis on his CFPB experience. Sources praised his level-headedness, stating “he doesn't panic, he's just solution-oriented."
  • Christopher Regan was named a Recognized Practitioner in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.
  • Clinton Rockwell is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Market observers praise both his work and personality, describing him as "an exceptional business lawyer" who is "fantastic to work with." Rockwell was also recognized as a Noted Practitioner in the California: Banking and Finance category.
  • Jonice Gray Tucker is ranked as Band 3 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) and is particularly noted for her work on CFPB matters. Clients reported to Chambers that she is “very knowledgeable in her practice area.”
  • Walter Zalenski is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). His depth of knowledge in regulatory matters was specifically recognized; a client source describes him as “the guy who had all the history of why and when the regulations were put in place. His knowledge is amazing."