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Chambers USA Recognizes Buckley Sandler For Its Highly Impressive Presence in the Financial Services Field

WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2013) Buckley Sandler LLP, a nationally recognized financial services and criminal and civil enforcement defense law firm, is pleased to announce that the firm and 11 of its partners have received top rankings in Chambers USA, which ranks leading firms and lawyers in a range of practice areas throughout the US based on in-depth client and peer research. For the second year in a row, Buckley Sandler had the greatest number of partners highlighted in the category of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), as well as the highest percentage of partners at any firm recognized in the Financial Services categories.

Chambers USA recognized Buckley Sandler for its "core excellence in the consumer finance space complemented by recognized strength in handling regulatory enforcements and investigations, often with respect to the CFPB.”

In describing Buckley Sandler, clients told Chambers USA, “Their expertise is such that we're sure we are getting the best advice. The people are specialist and focused: they get us the right answer in a technical area, and they get us there faster."

Chambers USA provided individual attorney recognition to ten partners in one or more of the Financial Services categories, including firm Chairman and Executive Partner Andrew L. Sandler as a “Star Individual” in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance Litigation, and recognized David S. Krakoff in District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

“We are pleased that Chambers USA, which has become ‘the gold standard’ in legal rankings, once again recognized our firm and so many of our partners for our commitment to providing high-quality work and making client satisfaction a priority,” noted Sandler. “It’s a great honor and validation to be highly regarded by our peers and clients, with rankings based on the qualities most valued by clients.”

The firm was ranked highly in both nationwide categories Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation) and Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) and Partners Andrew L. Sandler, Jeremiah S. Buckley, Benjamin B. Klubes, Joseph M. Kolar, David S. Krakoff, John P. Kromer, Jeffrey P. Naimon and Clinton R. Rockwell have once again been ranked individually in Chambers USA 2014. In addition, the firm’s newest partner, Walter E. Zalenski, received high rankings and enforcement and investigations partner Jonice Gray Tucker was recognized as “Up & Coming” in the 2014 Guide. Partners Sam Buffone and Christopher Regan were also recognized as noted practitioners in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) – Nationwide and Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Washington, DC, respectively.

The firm was also a finalist for the 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Securities Regulation and it received additional recognition in the following categories: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) – Nationwide, Banking & Finance – California, and Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigations – Washington, DC.