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Caroline Eisner is an Associate in the New York office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Eisner represents clients in a wide range of regulatory, litigation, and enforcement matters, including on issues involving the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); Fair Housing Act (FHA); and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). She advises clients on responding to allegations of discriminatory or unfair lending practices, including redlining and reverse redlining, and assists clients to design and implement preventative and detective controls to help avoid such claims. Ms. Eisner has represented clients 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 regulatory matters include:

  • Playing a leading role in formulating the banking industry’s position on CRA modernization by coordinating and preparing the response of a leading national trade association
     
  • Counseling dozens of banks with examination preparation, self-assessments, and responses to federal and state regulators examinations and investigations
     
  • Advising fintech companies on the application of CRA and fair lending laws
     
  • Conducting a self-assessment for a state-chartered bank’s Board of Directors concerning proper corporate governance

Ms. Eisner’s recent litigation and enforcement representations include defending:

  • Multiple sellers in indemnification lawsuits brought by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., alleging that purported defects in mortgage loans led to claims by RMBS trustees, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac
     
  • Universal Entertainment Corp., a large Japanese gaming manufacturer, and its subsidiary, Aruze USA, Inc., in FCPA-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts Ltd., as well as in related parallel matters. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party using allegations of FCPA violations as an affirmative weapon to gain an upper hand in an unrelated contract dispute.  After six years of litigation – during which the parties produced millions of documents, argued more than a dozen appeals and scores of motions, and took nearly 100 depositions – Wynn Resorts agreed to pay $2.6 billion to our clients just a month before trial
     
  • A mortgage servicer in CFPB and state attorney general investigations, focusing on mortgage servicing 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).

Publications

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University, 2011 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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