WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - BuckleySandler LLP, a leading national financial services and criminal & civil enforcement defense law firm, announced today the election of Andrew R. Louis and Michelle L. Rogers, resident in the firm's Washington, DC office, to the firm's partnership, effective today.
"We are delighted to welcome Andrew and Michelle to the partnership," noted firm Chairman and Executive Partner, Andrew L. Sandler. "They have distinguished themselves with their outstanding legal skills and dedicated service to our clients and we congratulate them on this well-deserved career milestone. Providing opportunities for advancement for outstanding lawyers who regularly deliver high quality and efficient client service and who are well respected in the Bar and our communities is a core principle of this firm. We take special pride in welcoming to our partnership lawyers like Andrew and Michelle who have spent their entire legal careers working with other partners in the firm."
BuckleySandler's newly elected partners:
Andrew R. Louis represents consumer financial services clients in private litigation, enforcement actions, internal and external investigations, and regulatory and compliance matters. He defends mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card issuers, state and federally-regulated banks and finance companies in litigation matters, including individual actions, qui tams, class actions, multi-district litigation, appeals, and state and federal enforcement actions. Louis also represents financial services companies in connection with fair lending investigations, examinations and litigation initiated by the Department of Justice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as lending and servicing investigations brought by state attorneys general and bank regulatory agencies. He litigates and counsels clients regarding various federal and state laws relating to consumer financial services, including fair lending laws, credit reporting laws, consumer fraud and mortgage fraud statutes, unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes, and consumer privacy laws. Louis received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 (Order of the Coif; magna cum laude) and a B.A. from Colgate University in 1993.
Michelle L. Rogers represents financial institutions in a wide range of litigation matters, including government enforcement actions, class action litigation, regulatory examinations, and corporate internal investigations. She has represented clients in matters involving the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, federal and state bank regulators, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and state attorneys general, and in cases involving the False Claims Act, Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Civil Rights Act, and unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes. She also has extensive experience managing complex discovery issues. Rogers received a J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law in 2005 (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif) and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 2001 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
With nearly 150 lawyers in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, BuckleySandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its financial services industry and other corporate and individual clients across the full range of government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation and transactional, regulatory and public policy issues. The Firm represents many of the nation's leading financial services institutions. Online: www.buckleysandler.com/; Twitter: https://twitter.com/BuckleySandler; InfoBytes Blog: http://www.infobytesblog.com.