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Buckley Sandler recognized by Chambers USA as “an excellent firm” with “a fine stable of expert attorneys”

WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2018) — Buckley Sandler once again has received top recognition in financial services regulation and white collar crime/government investigations from Chambers USA, which ranks the country’s leading firms and lawyers in a range of practice areas by researching the firms and interviewing their clients.

In total, Chambers USA individually recognized 40 percent of Buckley Sandler’s partners, of which 13 were recognized for Financial Services Regulation — more than any other firm in the country.

Sources interviewed by Chambers described Buckley Sandler as having "a fine stable of expert attorneys who have experience in every dimension of consumer finance." Clients particularly cited the firm’s ability to bring a seamless, multidisciplinary approach to its work: “The interaction among various groups and lawyers within the firm has proven valuable for us as a client."

Respondents called the firm’s white collar work “excellent” and “very sophisticated,” and said the team’s “very astute and experienced lawyers… give sophisticated, nuanced and highly effective advice to their clients."

The firm achieved the following practice rankings in Chambers USA 2018:

  • Band 1 – Nationwide – Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation)
     
  • Band 2 – Nationwide –  Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)
     
  • Band 3 – District of Columbia – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
     
  • Recognized Practitioner – Nationwide – Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

Listed below are the 17 individually recognized Buckley Sandler partners with quotes from interviewees.

Henry W. Asbill – Band 2, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. "Absolutely fearless." "One of the best trial lawyers in the city."

Jeremiah Buckley - Senior Statesman, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). "Diplomatic, friendly and easy to work with."

Preston Burton - Band 2, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. "A very experienced trial lawyer and an aggressive advocate." "He is an outstanding attorney - very responsive, cooperative and easy to work with, he knows the DOJ well and is very well respected by prosecutors."

Valerie Hletko - Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). "Hletko is a brilliant lawyer with an unwavering work ethic who understands that the client's overall business is as important, if not more so, than the thorny regulatory issues which may confront it." "An outstanding lawyer - extraordinarily talented."

Benjamin Klubes – Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation) and Band 2, Nationwide Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). "He feels like a true business partner for us. He keeps up with our work and really tries to understand what is happening in it, which helps his representation of our interests."

Joseph Kolar - Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). "A recognized talent in the mortgage space."

David Krakoff - Band 1, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and Band 3, Nationwide FCPA. "Outstanding criminal defense lawyer." "One of his greatest strengths is that he is unflinching in his willingness to try cases.”

“He really knows his way around the court and the justice system - there is no aspect of a criminal case he has not handled in the past."

John Kromer - Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance).  "A first-rate attorney."

Andrea Mitchell - Recognized Practitioner, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance).

Jeffrey Naimon - Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). "Jeff has a really good understanding of the technical requirements of lending laws. I think of him as someone who is a go-to for good advice on how to navigate a lot of different laws."

Benjamin Olson - Up and Coming, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance).  "Ben is in a unique position to speak with authority on the regulations and expectations governing the industry. He not only understands the regulatory requirements but is able to provide the rationale and considerations the CFPB took into account when developing the regulations."

John Redding - Recognized Practitioner, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)

Christopher Regan - Recognized Practitioner, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

Clinton Rockwell - Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). "Thinks of issues from both a legal and business perspective."

Michelle Rogers - Up and Coming, Nationwide Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). "Michelle Rogers has repeatedly impressed me in our engagements. While I consider Michelle to be a subject matter expert in the laws and regulations impacting mortgage servicing, her ability to translate her knowledge into operational terms that the business can understand is tremendous."

Jonice Gray Tucker - Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). "A high capacity to handle a large volume of work and keep it all moving in the right direction."

Walter Zalenski - Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). "A very solid practitioner."

With more than 150 lawyers in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and London, Buckley Sandler LLP offers premier enforcement, litigation, compliance, regulatory and transactional services to financial services institutions, as well as leading and early stage companies, joint ventures, private equity funds and individual clients throughout the world. "The best at what they do in the country." (Chambers USA)

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