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Mehul N. Madia’s broad-based litigation and enforcement practice supports corporate and individual clients in white collar criminal defense and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and government enforcement actions.

As Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, Mr. Madia has represented clients in matters initiated by a host of government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), various state attorneys general, and several international regulatory bodies.

Mr. Madia also has significant experience handling complex civil litigation initiated by private plaintiffs involving financial institutions.

Mr. Madia’s recent work includes:

  • Representing Universal Entertainment Corp., a large Japanese gaming machine manufacturer, its subsidiary, Aruze USA, Inc., and CEO in FCPA-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts Ltd., and in related parallel domestic and foreign enforcement actions. The case involves one of the first examples of a private party alleging FCPA violations as a method to gain the upper hand in a battle for corporate control
  • Representing a senior executive of a global investment bank under investigation in the coordinated Libor inquiry by multiple international government agencies, including the DOJ, the CFTC, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and the German BaFin
  • Representing two currency traders at global investment banks under investigation by multiple international government agencies, including the DOJ, the CFTC, the U.K. FCA, the U.K. SFO, and others related to manipulation in the $5.3 trillion foreign exchange or Forex market
  • Representing blockchain/cryptocurrency provider in response to state enforcement action
  • Representing general counsel and chief financial officer in the aftermath of a large community bank failure in an enforcement action brought by the FDIC
  • Defending lender-placed insurance providers in multiple putative class actions, as well as in investigations brought by the DOJ, HUD, and state insurance regulators, including the NYDFS and the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Representing large financial services companies in investigations and enforcement actions initiated by the CFPB and SEC
  • Representing a mortgage servicer in an investigation initiated by the FHFA related to its investments in residential mortgage-backed securities

Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Madia was a Special Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Prior to that, Mr. Madia practiced as an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. After graduating law school, Mr. Madia served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Because of his commitment to his clients, Mr. Madia was recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He serves on Buckley's Diversity Committee and Technology Committee.

Mr. Madia received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association, and recently served as an executive committee member of the Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice.

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Awards and Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business/Corporate, Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star: Class Action/Mass Torts, Criminal Defense: White Collar


  • J.D., University of Chicago, 2005
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2000


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Government Service

    • Special Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
    • Law Clerk, Hon. Rhesa H. Barksdale, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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