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Brendan Clegg is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, working on all aspects of bank regulatory and compliance issues. He represents clients in state, federal, and foreign banking enforcement actions, and provides assistance in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs.

Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Clegg served as an attorney for the Enforcement and Compliance Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In his role there, he evaluated the compliance of financial institutions and individuals with numerous federal statutes and assessed the conduct of institutions and affiliated parties for applicability of enforcement mechanisms under Section 8 of the FDI Act, and conducted investigations into bank affairs and corporate governance matters. He also provided legal advice and guidance on banks’ potential violations of law, compliance with enforcement actions, and completion of matters requiring attention.

Mr. Clegg has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as "One to Watch." He received his J.D. (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif) from William & Mary Law School in 2012, where he served as the Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review. He received his B.A. from Colgate University (magna cum laude) in 2008. Following law school, Mr. Clegg clerked for the Hon. Tucker L. Melancon in the Eastern District of New York.

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Awards and Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers One to Watch 2021: Banking and Finance Law


  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2012 (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., Colgate University, 2008 (magna cum laude)


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Government Service

    • Attorney for the Enforcement and Compliance Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    • Law Clerk, Hon. Tucker L. Melancon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

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