BuckleySandler & Treliant Contribute to ABA Fair Lending Toolbox

Compliance Toolbox to Help ABA Member Banks Evaluate Their Fair Lending Programs & Prepare for Examinations

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - BuckleySandler LLP, a nationally recognized financial services law firm, and Treliant Risk Advisors, LLC, a nationally recognized compliance, risk management and strategic advisory firm for the financial services industry, have collaborated on the development of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Toolbox on Fair Lending, which was recently released for ABA member banks. The Toolbox, available to ABA members at www.aba.com, provides practical guides, templates, step-by-step processes and regulatory overviews for bank directors, managers and compliance officers to consider as they evaluate their compliance programs in preparation for a fair lending examination.

BuckleySandler and Treliant worked together with ABA to develop the Toolbox, which addresses such issues as the board's role in fair lending compliance; fair lending risk assessments; comparative file reviews; second-look programs; and managing fair lending examinations.

"BuckleySandler has more than 20 years of extensive experience counseling financial institutions on fair lending compliance, and Treliant advises financial institutions on building and enhancing robust fair lending programs," explained Andrew L. Sandler, BuckleySandler Chairman and Executive Partner and Treliant CEO. "We were honored to be selected by the ABA to provide our collective insight, knowledge and experience in developing this valuable resource for banks as they navigate the risks and challenges presented in this new regulatory environment."

Additional resources will be added, including a board presentation, tailored guidance for particular loan products and other specialized tools.

About BuckleySandler LLP: With over 150 lawyers in Washington, Los Angeles and New York, 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. "The best at what they do in the country." (Chambers USA). Online: www.buckleysandler.com / Twitter: https://twitter.com/BuckleySandler.

About Treliant Risk Advisors, LLC: Treliant Risk Advisors, headquartered in Washington, DC and with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a multi-disciplinary compliance, risk management, and strategic advisory firm for the financial services industry. With a strong team of highly experienced executives who have held senior positions in Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, and regulatory agencies, Treliant provides its clients with critical advice and solutions. Online: www.treliant.com.

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