Caroline Eisner is an Associate in the New York office of Buckley Sandler LLP. Ms. Eisner represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters including complex civil litigation, regulatory examinations, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions.
Ms. Eisner has advised clients on issues involving the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); Fair Housing Act (FHA); Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); False Claims Act (FCA); and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). She has been involved in matters before the Department of Justice; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); Federal Reserve Board; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and state attorneys general.
Ms. Eisner’s recent representations include:
- A Japanese gaming company and its subsidiary in FCPA-related litigation. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party alleging FCPA violations as a method to gain the upper hand in a contract dispute, and resulted in the firm securing a $2.6 billion settlement for its clients
- Multiple banks in responding to allegations of discriminatory or unfair lending practices including redlining, and in designing and implementing appropriate preventative and detective controls to help avoid such claims
- A mortgage servicer in CFPB and state attorney general investigations, focusing on mortgage servicing practices and mortgage securitization issues
- A mortgage lender in a FHA lawsuit, resulting in an early, pre-discovery settlement
Prior to joining Buckley Sandler, Ms. Eisner was a litigation Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where her practice involved complex federal and state securities litigation matters. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Eisner worked in management consulting.
Ms. Eisner received her J.D. from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude).
"OCC Improves But Unlevels CRA Ratings" By Warren W. Traiger and Caroline K. Eisner (Banking Exchange)
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The U.S. Department of Justice’s aggressive use of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act to sue banks for fraud just received an unexpected boost, and from an unlikely source: In a criminal case decided last week,the Second Circuit endorsed an expansive approach to the...Articles
As the Justice Department has stepped up its pursuit of financial institutions, there has been a surge of civil fraud lawsuits brought by the government under FIRREA — the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 — a law that allows the government to sue for civil...Articles
- J.D., Columbia University, 2011 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005 (magna cum laude)
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit