WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - BuckleySandler LLP, a nationally recognized financial services and criminal and civil enforcement defense law firm, is pleased to announce that the firm received favorable reviews and rankings in The Legal 500 for its Privacy & Data Security and White Collar Defense practices. The 2013 edition of the peer-reviewed law firm directory, which includes comments from clients, recognizes BuckleySandler for providing "efficient, effective solutions to complex matters involving data breach class actions, counseling, risk mitigation and other litigation and enforcement actions." The Legal 500 further notes the firm "has proven to be adept when handling government enforcement matters, and has a good name within financial services, which is where it places the bulk of its focus."

"BuckleySandler continues to receive high praise and recognition from industry publications, peers and clients, which is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest caliber of legal work and client service," said BuckleySandler Chairman and Executive Partner, Andrew L. Sandler. "We are pleased that The Legal 500 has once again ranked our firm and recognized our Privacy & Data Security and White Collar Defense attorneys for their stellar work and successful representations."

The Legal 500 commended BuckleySandler's White Collar Defense practice and referred to its attorneys as "recognized experts" that are considered to be "lawyers of the highest integrity, and the overall level of service and value for money is excellent." Partners David Krakoff, Christopher Regan and James Parkinson received further accolades for being "extremely bright and on top of changes in the law and government enforcement priorities, and are respected and trusted by government prosecutors." As The Legal 500 noted, the firm represented John M. Mushriqui in one of the more notable DOJ criminal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and following a four-month trial all charges were dismissed. The firm also acted for the former controller of Fannie Mae, in internal and governmental investigations related to its 2004 restatement; summary judgment was recently granted and related class actions were dismissed. Currently, the group is representing former CEO of oil and gas company Noble Corp, in SEC litigation following an investigation into alleged FCPA violations in Nigeria. The firm's White Collar Defense rankings are available at: http://bit.ly/10PXjCV

The Legal 500 recognized BuckleySandler's Privacy & Data Security practice for its notable representations and overall reputation. Partner Margo Tank is advising a mobile wallet venture on e-commerce, privacy and data security; Partner Donna Wilson is representing a financial services company in a telephone recordings matter. Partner Elizabeth McGinn and associate James Shreve assisted a mortgage servicer in responding to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau examination. Partner Samuel Buffone led a successful appeal of a 2010 conviction of two Google executives in a data privacy case in Milan. High-profile clients include Ralph Lauren and RBS Citizens. Tank, Wilson and Shreve have provided counseling and risk management advice on data breach incidents. The firm's Privacy and Data Security rankings are available at: http://bit.ly/15AKqfR

Published for more than 25 years, The Legal 500 Series provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries. The series is used by commercial and private companies, corporate counsel, CEOs and professional advisers -- as well as by other referrers of work -- both nationally and internationally. Online: http://www.legal500.com/

With nearly 150 lawyers in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Orange County, 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.

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