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Kirk D. Jensen

Partner

  • p. 202.349.8048
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • kjensen@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Kirk Jensen is a partner at BuckleySandler LLP. Mr. Jensen's practice focuses on retail and commercial financial services. In particular, he represents a variety of financial services clients in federal and state enforcement agency investigations and enforcement actions, litigation matters before federal and state courts, examinations, and in administrative proceedings.

Mr. Jensen has extensive experience representing financial institutions in matters relating to the federal and state fair lending laws, consumer protection laws, unfair and deceptive trade practices, consumer privacy laws, and mortgage fraud. He has represented financial institutions in matters initiated by a variety of government entities which include the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB"), the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Federal Trade Commission, federal and state banking regulators, and state attorneys general, and state banking regulators, among others. Mr. Jensen also has extensive experience representing financial institutions in class actions and other private civil litigation.  Mr. Jensen has particular expertise in matters related to the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) and related state laws, having represented several institutions in landmark enforcement actions.

Mr. Jensen has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of issues related to retain and commercial financial services.  In particular, Mr. Jensen has published and spoken extensively on SCRA issues, best practices in mortgage lending and servicing, unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the financial services industry, and consumer arbitration. 

Before joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Jensen was an attorney with Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP in Washington, DC and with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jensen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Mr. Jensen received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2000 (Order of the Coif; Research Editor, Duke Law Journal; J. Paul Coie Scholar) and his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1995 (cum laude, nominated to Phi Kappa Phi).

Associations

  • Chair, Residential Real Estate Litigation, American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation Committee
  • Member, Editorial Board, Banking Law Journal
  • Co-Chair, BuckleySandler Hiring Committee

 

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