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Caitlin Kasmar is Buckley’s Hiring Partner and Head of Culture and Inclusion.  She leads the Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development team in identifying, onboarding, and training new legal talent to support the Firm’s client work. Ms. Kasmar also serves as the Firm’s Pro Bono Partner and Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. In this capacity, she oversees the Firm’s pro bono program, supervises and manages pro bono projects, and acts as Firm liaison to a wide array of non-profit legal organizations with whom we partner on pro bono work. 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.

Ms. Kasmar has nearly two decades of experience representing clients in enforcement and litigation matters, including government enforcement actions, internal investigations, class actions and other civil litigation. She has handled 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.

As the leader of the firm’s FORTÉ e-discovery platform, 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.

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 First Circuit
  • 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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