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Buckley recognized by Chambers USA as a “top-notch” firm in financial services and white collar work

Buckley has once again received top recognition in financial services regulation, white collar crime/government investigations, and fintech from Chambers USA, which ranks the country’s leading firms and lawyers in a range of practice areas based on research and client interviews.

In total, Chambers USA recognized 16 Buckley partners, 13 of whom it recognized for Financial Services Regulation ─ including five specifically in the area of Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) ─ and FinTech Legal.

One source, discussing Buckley’s financial services capabilities, told Chambers, "They have a collection of some of the best talent in this space and also have a healthy culture.” Another source noted: “There is a keen awareness of how to position the firm's output into actionable steps for organizations.”

Buckley’s white collar work also received praise: “They have a top-notch white-collar practice with a lot of breadth and the ability to handle everything from individual representations to large internal investigations and compliance matters - there's no white-collar matter I wouldn't use them for.”

The firm achieved the following practice rankings in Chambers USA 2020:

Band 1 – Nationwide – Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)

Band 1 – Nationwide – Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)

Band 3 – Nationwide – Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)

Band 2 – District of Columbia – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Band 2 – FinTech Legal

Listed below are the 16 individually recognized Buckley partners with quotes from interviewees, where available.

Henry Asbill – Band 2 – Litigation: Trial Lawyers; Band 2 – D.C. Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. “He thrives in and excels at trials. He's superb at cross-examining, and is a very forceful advocate who commands the courtroom.”

Preston Burton – Band 2, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. “A very versatile lawyer with excellent people skills and a really good strategic sense.”

Valerie Hletko – Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation). “Valerie's writing is persuasive and impactful, and her legal acumen is unbelievable. If I could only have one lawyer for the rest of my career, it would be her.”

Benjamin Klubes – Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation); Band 3, Nationwide Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). “A very business-oriented lawyer with an ability to remain calm in a time of crisis.”

Joseph Kolar – Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance).

David Krakoff – Band 1, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Band 3, Nationwide FCPA. “A genuine lion of the white-collar Bar.” “He immerses himself in cases and has an amazing level of success with a great track record to back that up.”

John Kromer – Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance).

Jeffrey Naimon – Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). “A renowned mortgage lawyer.”

James McGuire – Band 3 – Consumer Finance (Litigation). “Impressive.”

John Redding – Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation) “He is extremely responsive. You can call him day or night and he will always respond.”

Clinton Rockwell – Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). “He is very adept at seeing legal issues from a business perspective and very good at protecting the interests of his client.”

Michelle Rogers – Band 3, Nationwide Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) “A very tenacious and astute advocate who is extremely savvy and commands client respect. She is prudently aggressive with the government and doesn't just wait for things to happen - she gets right to the heart of the matter.”

Daniel Stipano – Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). “Dan is very insightful in terms of the various processes, particularly in Washington, DC. He has great experience from various agencies and gives you good insight into the regulatory expectations.”

Jonice Gray Tucker – Band 3, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). “She has an excellent sense of judgment with the regulators. She's been very committed to being part of our team and builds a connection to us by putting her personal interests in alignment with our own.”

Christopher Witeck – Band 3, FinTech Legal: Payments & Lending. “Happy to give quick and informal feedback. He is good on large transactions and giving the necessary advice. Very proactive and an all-round good lawyer.”

Walter Zalenski – Band 2, Nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). “Walter is a very smart lawyer with a broad background. I highly recommend him.”

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