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Ann Wiles is an experienced government enforcement and litigation attorney whose practice encompasses the full lifecycle of legal issues, including internal investigations, examinations, risk assessments, and appellate cases.

As Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Buckley Sandler LLP, Ms. Wiles brings a wealth of experience to her clients from her extensive work in federal, state, and international courts. She also represents clients before numerous regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), federal and state banking regulators, and state attorneys general.

Notable work includes:

  • Representing institutions in a variety of investigations and examinations before numerous regulators, including the CFPB, the New York Attorney General, and the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)
     
  • Defending financial institutions against claims brought by municipalities under the Fair Housing Act (FHA)
     
  • Assisting institutions in referrals from banking regulators to the Department of Justice related to allegations of discrimination, including redlining and pricing discrimination
     
  • Defending financial institutions in class actions brought under Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), state Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP) laws, the False Claims Act (FCA), and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA)
  • Assisting clients in conducting risk analyses of credit and servicing practices based on recent supervision and enforcement activity 
     
  • Assisting individual clients in a foreign criminal prosecution for alleged privacy violations, from trial through appeal over a five-year period, resulting in full acquittals before the Italian Supreme Court

Prior to joining Buckley Sandler in 2010, Ms. Wiles was an Associate in the Government Enforcement practice group at Ropes & Gray. Ms. Wiles received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2006, where she was an Associate Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. She received a B.S. with honors from the University of Florida in 2003.

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  • Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star: Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star: Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Star: Business Litigation