Jessica M. Shannon is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Shannon assists clients in a wide range of regulatory, compliance, government enforcement, and litigation matters.
Ms. Shannon received her J.D. from American University in 2016 (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif), where she was an Articles Editor for the American University International Law Review. She received her B.A. from Lehigh University in 2013.
"SEC invokes '120-day' rule to enhance award to internally reporting whistleblower despite digital realty" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Timothy J. Coley, and Jessica M. Shannon (ABA White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter)
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved a $4.5 million whistleblower award, the first issued under its rule governing internal whistleblowing and its first since the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers . Digital Realty held that employees who...Articles
"Dorian update: How state laws protect servicemembers" by Jeffrey P. Naimon, Sasha Leonhardt, and Jessica M. Shannon (Law360)
Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and southeastern United States in late August and early September, and the governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Puerto Rico authorized the activation of state National Guard forces for response efforts. In addition, the Rhode...Articles
"Hurricane Florence: How state laws protect service members" by Jeffrey P. Naimon, Sasha Leonhardt, and Jessica M. Shannon (Law360)
As the southeastern United States braces for Hurricane Florence, the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have authorized their state National Guard for response efforts, and neighboring governors in Maryland and West Virginia have placed their National Guard members on notice...Articles
"Neither forgiven nor forgotten: Taxation and UDAAP concerns with collecting charged off debt" by Sasha Leonhardt and Jessica M. Shannon (Bloomberg BNA)
When debtors are unable to pay their debts, creditors are left with a choice: (i) allow the consumer to pay a lesser amount, if possible, to settle the obligation and recover some funds; or (ii) charge off the debt and cease all collection efforts. Regardless of the path chosen, each has potential...Articles
"Between a Rock and Hard Place: Debt Collection, Consumer Remediation and Tax Consequences" by Sasha Leonhardt and Jessica M. Shannon (Bloomberg BNA)
In recent years, debt collection has become a focal point for regulatory oversight and government enforcement actions. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) considers debt collection to be a priority and scrutinizes the conduct of debt collectors for violations of the Fair Debt Collection...Articles
Elizabeth E. McGinn and Jessica M. Shannon Authored a Bloomberg BNA Article, "Consumer Privacy Should Be Top-of-Mind for FinTech Firms to Avoid Scrutiny"
With many people underserved by traditional lending institutions, including the close to 45 million adults in the U.S. who the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates are “credit invisible” or have had past credit challenges, emerging FinTech lenders and online lending platforms (FinTech...Articles