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Sasha Leonhardt is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Leonhardt represents financial services industry clients in a wide range of enforcement, litigation, and regulatory matters. Mr. Leonhardt has assisted clients in resolving government investigations and enforcement actions before a wide variety of federal and state agencies, including the United States Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and state attorneys general.

Mr. Leonhardt also has substantial experience advising clients on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Military Lending Act (MLA), Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In addition, Mr. Leonhardt advises companies, non-profits, and industry associations with consumer privacy issues arising from the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and Regulation P, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and its Affiliate Marketing Rule, and state and federal laws that address data privacy and information security.

In addition to representing clients, Mr. Leonhardt has published numerous articles on various aspects of consumer financial services law and practice, including data privacy, class action litigation, white collar litigation, whistleblower lawsuits, and recent trends in regulation and enforcement.  Mr. Leonhardt also maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as a member of the Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Young Lawyers Alliance. A frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics, Mr. Leonhardt has taught at Duke University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law, and is currently a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School.

Mr. Leonhardt received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law (cum laude) in 2010. During law school, he served as Senior Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, a member of the Duke Law and Technology Review, and a teaching assistant in appellate practice. He is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Prior to law school, Mr. Leonhardt served as Deputy Press Secretary to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Mr. Leonhardt received his A.B. from Princeton University in 2005.

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  • J.D., Duke University, 2010 (cum laude)
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2005


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Government Service

    • Deputy Press Secretary to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

Memberships & Involvements

    • CIPM/US-certified professional, International Association of Privacy Professionals

    • CIPP/US-certified professional, International Association of Privacy Professionals

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