Jeremiah S. Buckley photoJeremiah S. Buckley

Jerry Buckley is a founding partner of Buckley LLP, a law firm focused on serving the legal needs of the Nation’s financial services industry. Buckley 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.

He also represents and counsels financial services companies and their trade associations in connection with legislative and regulatory initiatives by state and federal agencies and the Congress and acts as outside counsel for several national trade associations.

Mr. Buckley’s practice involves the defense of companies that are targets of inquiries or enforcement actions by bank regulatory agencies, the FTC, HUD and State attorneys general. In addition, he acts as counsel for a number of national financial services trade associations 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 serves as general counsel of the Electronic Signatures and Records Association ( In that capacity, he counsels the nation’s leading financial and technology firms on emerging laws affecting the electronic delivery of financial services. 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 (

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

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