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"A recognized dean of the consumer finance bar."

Chambers USA

Jeremiah S. Buckley

Partner

  • p. 202.349.8010
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • jbuckley@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Jerry Buckley is a founding partner of BuckleySandler LLP and founder of Treliant Risk Advisors LLC, a leading consulting firm serving the financial services industry. BuckleySandler LLP has one of the largest and most experienced groups of financial services attorneys in the country serving clients that include banks, mortgage companies, credit card issuers, insurance companies, broker dealers, investment banks and private equity investors. Mr. Buckley assists these clients with strategic counsel and advice on business formations and acquisitions, risk management, and enforcement matters involving federal and state regulators.

Mr. Buckley’s practice involves the defense of companies that are targets of inquiries or enforcement actions by the OCC, FDIC, Federal Reserve, CFPB, FTC, HUD and State attorneys general. He acts as counsel for a number of national financial services trade associations in matters before regulatory agencies and Congress, and in filing amicus curiae briefs related to the interpretation of banking and consumer finance laws in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts.

Mr. Buckley is a co-founder of the State Attorneys General Enforcement Network (STAGE Network) that serves as a resource to the financial services industry monitoring state AG initiatives as well as state regulatory developments (http://www.stage-network.com). He also serves as general counsel of the Electronic Signatures and Records Association (http://www.esignrecords.org). He played a leading role in negotiations that led to enactment of the federal E-Sign Act authorizing the nationwide use of electronic signatures and records and has acted as counsel to the Drafting Committee for Standards and Procedures for Electronic Records and Signatures (http://www.spers.org).

Mr. Buckley serves as an adjunct associate professor of law at the Washington College of Law at American University.

Mr. Buckley has chaired the Subcommittee on RESPA of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee. He is frequently a speaker at seminars on subjects related to the federal and state regulation of mortgage companies and electronic delivery of financial services.

Mr. Buckley is co-author of Introduction to Mortgage Lending (ABA, 2009), The Law of Electronic Signatures and Records (West, 2009) and a number of articles on electronic signatures and records including: "Electronic Signatures - Changing the Financial Landscape," The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Quarterly Report (2000, co-author) and "The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act - An Overview," Boston University School of Law, Annual Review of Banking Law (2001, co-author).

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Buckley served as Republican Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. During his service on the committee staff, he participated in drafting banking and bank holding company legislation, housing legislation, securities law amendments, RESPA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Truth in Lending amendments and other finance-related legislation. As Republican Staff Director, he also assisted in drafting the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Community Reinvestment Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

In January 2005, Mr. Buckley was one of only 114 attorneys nationwide named a member of the "2005 BTI Client Service All-Star's" team for law firms, and was identified by a client as "delivering truly outstanding and superior service." In March 2009, Mr. Buckley was named an eMortgage All-Star by Mortgage Banking magazine. He was also named one of Washington, DC’s Top Financial Services Lawyers by Washingtonian magazine, December 2009. He was recognized in Legal 500 (2015-2016) in the Finance - Financial Services: Regulatory practice area. Mr. Buckley was selected for inclusion in both Best Lawyers (2013-2017) and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2008-2016). Since 2015, he has been ranked in Chambers as a Senior Statesman in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers describes him as "a recognized dean of the consumer finance bar." In 2015, Mr. Buckley received the Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. 

Mr. Buckley received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1969 and his A.B. from Fairfield University in 1966.

Significant Representations

Publications

The Law of Electronic Signatures and Records, 2016 Edition
Thomson Reuters

The Compliance Officer Bill of Rights
American Banker's Bank Think, February 22, 2016

The Law of Electronic Signatures, 2014-2015 Edition
Thomson Reuters

To Restore Trust in Banks, Build Ethics Into Business Decisions
American Banker's Bank Think, December 8, 2014

What Regulators Must Consider Before Punishing Individual Bankers
American Banker's Bank Think, April 28, 2014

Help the Fed Get Out of the Mortgage Business
American Banker's Bank Think, May 7, 2013

How CFPB Can Turn Restrictive Mortgage Rule Into a Win for All
American Banker's Bank Think, December 10, 2012

State Attorneys General are the New Bank Regulators
American Banker's Bank Think, February 1, 2012

How Do You Rate Your Fairness Awareness?
American Banker, March 9, 2011

Be Prepared on These Five Postcrisis Reg Issues
American Banker, October 6, 2010

FDIC Exceeded its Enforcement Authority with Temporary Ceast-and-Desist Order
Corporate Law Emerging Issues Analysis, July 8, 2010

Jeremiah S. Buckley, et al., The Law of Electronic Signatures and Records (West Publishing, 2010).

Jeremiah S. Buckley & Andrea Lee Negroni, Introduction to Mortgage Lending, 3rd Edition (American Bankers Association 2009).

Two Ways to Help Consumers Understand Loans
American Banker, May 6, 2005

Federal Preemption Under the ESIGN Act
Electronic Banking and Commerce Report, February 1, 2005

Knowledge & Insights

In The News

Speaking Engagements & Events

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2017: Lawyer of the Year (DC Litigation - Banking and Finance), Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Legal 500 2016: Recognized in the Finance - Financial Services: Regulatory practice area
  • Chambers USA 2016: Senior Statesman, Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Super Lawyers 2016: Banking, Consumer Law, Administrative Law
  • 2015 Cornerstone Award, Electronic Signatures & Records Association
  • Chambers USA 2015: Senior Statesman, Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2015 Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Legal 500 2015: Recognized in the Finance - Financial Services: Regulatory practice area
  • Super Lawyers 2015: Banking, Consumer Law, Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers 2015: Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Chambers USA 2014: Senior Statesman, Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Legal 500 2014: Recognized in the Finance - Financial Services: Regulatory practice area
  • Super Lawyers 2014: Banking, Consumer Law, Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Chambers USA 2013: Senior Statesman, Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Super Lawyers 2013: Banking, Consumer Law, Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers 2013: Banking and Finance Law
  • Chambers USA 2012: Band 1, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Chambers USA 2010 and 2011: Band 2, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
  • Chambers USA 2009: Band 2, Financial Services Regulation
  • DC's Top Financial Services Lawyers list, Washingtonian magazine 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Director at Large of the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC