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"'A thought leader' in the mortgage servicing space, with 'his finger on the pulse of what is going on in the mortgage industry.'"

Chambers USA

Jeffrey P. Naimon

Partner

  • p. 202.349.8030
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • jnaimon@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Jeff Naimon is a partner in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP, with more than 20 years of experience assisting banks, non-banks, other financial services providers and private equity sponsors with regulatory, enforcement, transactional, and litigation matters.

He defends banks and other financial services companies facing regulatory examination or enforcement matters before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), and state banking and mortgage regulators, with a focus on fair lending, unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices (UDAAP), and other consumer protection issues.

Mr. Naimon advises on the entire panoply of federal and state banking and consumer finance statutes.  These include the Consumer Financial Protection Act, National Bank Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.  He works with clients to prepare compliance programs in connection with these laws and prepare for and respond to examinations by the CFPB, OCC, FDIC, Federal Reserve and state agencies. He has assisted many servicers in the interpretation of the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Uniform Security Instrument and other consumer credit obligations.

He assists banks and non-banks structure, negotiate, and operate a variety of vendor management and outsourcing programs and other third party arrangements, including performing due diligence, negotiating transactions, and advising on ongoing oversight protocols to meet OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, and CFPB expectations for third party arrangements. 

Mr. Naimon also assists in negotiating acquisition, capital markets and servicing transactions.  In this connection, he advises on how best to structure the transaction to reduce risk and minimize the time necessary to close the transaction, performs due diligence, and assists in obtaining necessary change of control and other regulatory approvals.   

Mr. Naimon is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) in Chambers USA. In their 2014 edition, Chambers describes him as "recognized for his strength in consumer finance regulatory compliance work. Sources attest that he is 'very, very bright and thoughtful.'"

He previously served as co-chair (2011-2013) and co-vice chair (2008-2010) of the Truth in Lending Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and has authored numerous articles on consumer financial services. Mr. Naimon received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from Yale University (magna cum laude).

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Speaking Engagements & Events

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2015: Banking and Finance Law
  • Chambers USA 2014: Band 3, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Super Lawyers 2014: Banking and Consumer Law
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Banking and Finance Law
  • Chambers USA 2013: Band 3, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Best Lawyers 2013: Banking and Finance Law
  • Chambers USA 2012: Band 3, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)