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Caitlin Kasmar represents a wide array of clients in enforcement and litigation matters, including government enforcement actions, internal investigations, class actions and other civil litigation. As a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, she handles investigations brought by federal and state agencies, including state attorneys general, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), among others.

Ms. Kasmar advises clients, including boards of directors for major mortgage industry companies and national banks, on risk management strategies and compliance with various federal and state laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry. She has litigated cases arising under the False Claims Act (FCA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Civil Rights Act, and unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes, among others. As Co-chair of the firm's E-Discovery Committee and leader of the firm’s FORTÉ e-discovery service, she also has extensive experience assisting with and counseling clients in responding to subpoenas from federal and state investigative bodies and handling all aspects of discovery in civil cases. She also advises on information governance policies and procedures and has assisted clients in drafting or revising such policies in accordance with current best practices.

Her recent work includes:

  • Representation of multiple international hotel companies in a confidential multistate attorneys general investigation 
  • Representation of an individual client in an SEC investigation and related shareholder litigation
  • Representation of numerous clients — including mortgage banks, credit reporting agencies, and large financial institutions — in CFPB examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions
  • Representation of a major national bank in connection with a DOJ FCA investigation and ultimate settlement
  • Confidential representation of major mortgage industry client and its Board of Directors with respect to an enforcement action by federal banking regulators and several ongoing state attorney general investigations
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a major national bank to identify potential fraudulent conduct by employees
  • Representation of an individual in a multijurisdictional investigation by the DOJ of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office Prevention of Corruption Act of 1906 violations

Ms. Kasmar serves as Buckley's Pro Bono Partner and Co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Her pro bono practice includes a range of criminal and civil matters, including efforts to obtain post-conviction relief, civil lawsuits related to unconstitutional prison conditions, and immigration matters.

Prior to joining Buckley at its inception in 2009, Ms. Kasmar was a Litigation Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Carleton College.



  • J.D., University of Chicago, 2004
  • B.A., Carleton College, 2000 (magna cum laude)


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Government Service

    • Law Clerk, Hon. Rebecca Beach Smith, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

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