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Aaron C. Mahler


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Aaron Mahler, a partner in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP, focuses much of his practice on representing bank and non-bank financial institutions in government examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions. In doing so, Mr. Mahler has established himself as a valued counselor for financial services companies and individuals navigating government enforcement, litigation, and regulatory matters.

Mr. Mahler regularly counsels clients on issues dealing with intersecting business and compliance considerations, where he develops practical solutions to defend clients against regulatory investigations and actions, including those involving the CFPB, FDIC, DOJ, and the Federal Reserve, as well as in cases involving unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP), the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).

Mr. Mahler’s representations have included:

  • Representing numerous banks and non-banks in CFPB examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions relating to business lines which include mortgage origination and servicing, student lending and servicing, deposit products, and auto finance
  • Representing several banks in fair lending investigations initiated by the DOJ, FDIC, and CFPB
  • Representing directors with respect to regulatory proceedings and litigation involving troubled and failed financial institutions
  • Representing bankruptcy trustees in special investigations and disputes with FDIC over the ownership of certain assets, including tax refunds

Before joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Mahler clerked for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for the Honorable Daniel A. Barker of the Arizona State Court of Appeals. Mr. Mahler was also an associate with Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, DC.

Mr. Mahler received his J.D. from the University of Virginia (Order of the Coif), where he was the Essays Editor on the Virginia Law Review. He received a B.A. from Brigham Young University (summa cum laude).


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