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Aaron Mahler has established himself as a valued counselor for financial services companies and individuals navigating government enforcement, litigation, and regulatory matters. A Partner in the Washington, DC office of Buckley Sandler LLP, he focuses much of his practice on representing bank and non-bank financial institutions in government examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions.

Mr. Mahler regularly counsels clients on issues dealing with intersecting business and compliance considerations, where he develops practical solutions to defend clients against regulatory investigations and actions, including those involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Reserve, as well as in cases involving unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP), the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).

Mr. Mahler’s recent work includes the representation of:

  • Numerous banks and non-banks in CFPB examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions relating to business lines which include mortgage origination and servicing, student lending and servicing, deposit products, and auto finance
     
  • Several banks in fair lending investigations initiated by the DOJ, FDIC, and CFPB
     
  • Directors with respect to regulatory proceedings and litigation involving troubled and failed financial institutions
     
  • Bankruptcy trustees in special investigations and disputes with the FDIC over the ownership of certain assets, including tax refunds
     
  • Financial institutions in consumer protection investigations by state attorneys general

Before joining Buckley Sandler, Mr. Mahler clerked for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and for the Honorable Daniel A. Barker of the Arizona State Court of Appeals. He was also an Associate with Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, DC.

Mr. Mahler received his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Webcasts & Speaking Engagements

In The News

  • Buckley Sandler Hosts 2nd Annual CFPB Today Conference

    Buckley Sandler LLP hosted its second annual CFPB Today conference in Washington, DC October 25-26, 2015. The two-day event featured an evening of interactive roundtable discussions on CFPB trends, followed by a full day of seminars and breakout sessions. The roundtables and seminars were led by...

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  • New Buckley Sandler Partners Noted in Law360's Report of Q2 Promotions

    New partners Melissa Klimkiewicz, Jon David D. Langlois, Aaron Mahler, Adam Miller, and Ross Morrison were noted in Law360's article, "Law360 Names Attorneys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q2," on July 10, 2015. Click here to view the article at www.law360.com (subscription required).

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  • Buckley Sandler Names Five New Partners in 2015 Promotions

    WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2015) – Buckley Sandler LLP, a leading financial services and litigation & enforcement law firm, has promoted Melissa Klimkiewicz , Jon David D. Langlois , Aaron C. Mahler , Adam Miller and Ross E. Morrison to its partnership, effective May 1, 2015. “Our new partners...

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  • Buckley Sandler Announces 2013 Partner & Counsel Promotions

    WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2012) – Buckley Sandler LLP , a leading financial services and criminal & civil enforcement defense law firm, announced today the election of John C. Redding , resident in the firm’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices to the firm's partnership, effective January...

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Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia, 2006 (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2003 (summa cum laude)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

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