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Buckley Sandler LLP Announces Attorney Promotions

WASHINGTON, DC (January 6, 2015) – Buckley Sandler LLP announced today that Paige AmmonsKari K. HallMehul N. Madia, , Ryan S. Pollard, and John B. Williams III, residents in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, have been promoted to counsel, effective January 1, 2015. These promotions follow the May 2014 promotions of Benjamin K. OlsonAmanda Raines Lawrence and Lauren R. Randell to partner.

"These latest promotions reflect Buckley Sandler’s dedication to recruiting and retaining outstanding legal talent and providing lawyers who regularly deliver high quality client service with opportunities for advancement,” noted Firm Chairman and Executive Partner, Andrew L. Sandler. “We believe these promotions, in combination with this month’s arrival of former Attorney General of Maryland Douglas F. Gansler and recent addition of data security and privacy authority, Rena Mears, furthers our commitment to providing best-in-class legal counsel to address our clients’ most pressing business challenges.”

Buckley Sandler’s newly promoted counsel:

Paige Ammons represents corporate and individual clients in civil and criminal enforcement cases, including white-collar criminal defense matters, securities enforcement defense and environmental criminal defense. Prior to joining Buckley Sandler, she clerked for the Honorable James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received a J.D. from New York University School of Law, cum laude (2007) and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina (2004).

Kari K. Hall counsels financial services companies on a variety of regulatory compliance and risk management matters, with a focus on fair lending, fair servicing, UDAAP, Community Reinvestment Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, deposit account and electronic card issues. Hall represents clients in internal reviews and investigations, as well as examinations, investigations and enforcement actions by both federal and state regulators. She received a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (2003) and a B.S. from Miami University (1996).

Mehul N. Madia represents corporate and individual clients in litigation and enforcement matters, including complex civil litigation and class actions, government enforcement actions, internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense matters. He has represented clients in matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the New York Department of Financial Services and various State Attorneys Generals. Following law school, Madia clerked for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (2005) and a B.A. from the University of Michigan (2000).

Ryan S. Pollard represents financial services industry clients in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters. During law school he completed internships with both the Securities & Exchange Commission and the Maryland Fifth District Court. He received a J.D. from George Washington University, with honors (2006) and a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park (2001).

John B. Williams represents financial industry clients in a wide range of enforcement and litigation matters involving banking laws, government investigations, contract disputes and lending laws. He has also done extensive pro bono work, including wrongful conviction cases, Social Security appeals and parole hearings. During law school, he completed an externship as a clerk in the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County, Maryland. He received a J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (2007) and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude (2004).

With more than 150 lawyers in Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London, Buckley Sandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its clients across the full range of government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation and transactional, regulatory and public policy issues. Onlinewww.buckleyfirm.comInfoBytes Blog: http://www.infobytesblog.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/BuckleySandler.

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