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Buckley adds three lawyers to its federal and state regulatory practices

Buckley is pleased to announce the addition of three lawyers to its nationally recognized federal and state regulatory practices: Keisha Whitehall Wolfe, Jedd R. Bellman, and Peter L. Olszewski.

These three lawyers further strengthen our capabilities in regulatory compliance, licensing, enforcement, investigations, and litigation, and their arrival is particularly well-timed given mounting regulatory scrutiny of all providers in the financial services marketplace. They bring valuable perspective and a wealth of consumer financial services regulatory experience from their years in the private sector and in government service. 

  • Keisha joins us as counsel, advising mortgage lenders, brokers, and servicers, debt collectors, money transmitters, fintechs, and other money services businesses on state and federal compliance requirements and licensing issues. She was counsel at two Am Law 100 firms and before that served as acting deputy commissioner at the Office of the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation.
  • Jedd joins us as senior counsel, and most recently was the assistant commissioner for non-depository supervision at the Office of the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation, where he coordinated the licensing and supervision of the mortgage, student loan, consumer finance, sales finance, debt services, credit reporting, and money services industries. He also managed the office’s investigative and enforcement matters. Before that, he served as assistant attorney general representing the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation in administrative and civil proceedings.
  • Peter rejoins us a senior counsel. He previously was senior regulatory counsel for an innovative mortgage platform, where he focused on proprietary technology development. Peter also was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of the General Counsel. He helps financial services companies and institutions ensure that their businesses, products, and services comply with state and federal consumer credit laws, and has strong background in mortgage industry, state licensing, and consumer lending laws.