Caroline Eisner is an Associate in the New York office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Eisner represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters including complex civil litigation, regulatory examinations, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions.
Ms. Eisner has advised clients on issues involving the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); Fair Housing Act (FHA); Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); False Claims Act (FCA); and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). She has been involved in matters before the Department of Justice; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); Federal Reserve Board; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and state attorneys general.
Ms. Eisner’s recent representations include:
- A Japanese gaming company and its subsidiary in FCPA-related litigation. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party alleging FCPA violations as a method to gain the upper hand in a contract dispute, and resulted in the firm securing a $2.6 billion settlement for its clients
- Multiple banks in responding to allegations of discriminatory or unfair lending practices including redlining, and in designing and implementing appropriate preventative and detective controls to help avoid such claims
- A mortgage servicer in CFPB and state attorney general investigations, focusing on mortgage servicing practices and mortgage securitization issues
- A mortgage lender in a FHA lawsuit, resulting in an early, pre-discovery settlement
Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Eisner was a litigation Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where her practice involved complex federal and state securities litigation matters. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Eisner worked in management consulting.
Ms. Eisner received her J.D. from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude).
"When criminal juries disagree, but someone goes to prison anyway" by Caroline K. Eisner (Bloomberg Law)
It sounds like common sense. To send someone to prison, a jury must unanimously agree on the defendant’s guilt. But earlier this term, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Ramos v. Louisiana , which raises the question of whether the Sixth Amendment actually requires unanimity in a state...Articles
"What commenters have to say about proposed CRA updates" by Warren W. Traiger and Caroline K. Eisner (Law360)
Finally, almost a decade after announcing a joint effort to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act, the prudential regulators have signaled that revisions are in the offing. Over the last two months, representatives from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance...Articles
"Coercive process for material witnesses needs reform" by Preston Burton, Paige Ammons, and Caroline K. Eisner (Law360)
The material witness statute confers incredible power on the government to obtain the arrest and detention of a witness — even though that person is not accused of having committed any crime — simply by showing the court that the person is purportedly “material in a criminal proceeding” and that it...Articles
"Banks looking for common ground on CRA modernization" by Warren W. Traiger and Caroline K. Eisner (Banking Exchange)
Regulatory officials in recent days have taken what appear to be initial, tentative steps toward the daunting task of revising the Community Reinvestment Act: They are talking publicly about it. That is of no small significance, given that the conversation is fraught with some of the most complex,...Articles
"OCC Improves But Unlevels CRA Ratings" By Warren W. Traiger and Caroline K. Eisner (Banking Exchange)
On Oct. 12, the Comptroller’s Office revised its Policies and Procedures Manual to instruct examiners to limit the number of Community Reinvestment Act rating downgrades based on evidence that a bank has violated other laws. The revision is a boon to national banks and federal savings associations...Articles
The U.S. Department of Justice’s aggressive use of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act to sue banks for fraud just received an unexpected boost, and from an unlikely source: In a criminal case decided last week,the Second Circuit endorsed an expansive approach to the...Articles
- J.D., Columbia University, 2011 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005 (magna cum laude)
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit