Jonice Gray Tucker is a partner with BuckleySandler LLP. Jonice represents financial institutions
and individual executives in matters initiated by government regulators as well as in
private civil litigation. She also conducts internal investigations and counsels clients
on compliance with consumer protection laws. A substantial portion of her practice
focuses on representations involving government examinations, investigations, and enforcements actions.
She has been representing financial institutions in matters involving the CFPB since
it was first established, now having served as lead counsel in connection with numerous
supervisory matters, investigations, and enforcement actions. Beyond her CFPB
work, Jonice has represented institutions in matters initiated by the DOJ, HUD,
FTC, FRB, FDIC, FHFA, and the OCC, as well as state Attorneys General.
Jonice has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the category of
Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations). She has been
described by sources interviewed as “very knowledgeable in the area,” “very
defense-oriented in terms of thinking about the risks,” and “our go-to
person for matters relating to the CFPB.” Jonice also has been named to the
Super Lawyers list in the areas of banking, consumer law, and civil litigation defense.
Jonice has published articles on a wide-variety of legal issues impacting financial
institutions and is a frequent speaker in the industry, particularly on matters relating
to the CFPB. She has been featured in the “Meet the Women Rainmakers” segment
of Law Practice Today, appeared in Law360’s Minority Powerbroker series, and was
selected for Legal BisNow’s 2015 Edition of 40 Top Lawyers Under 40.
Prior to joining BuckleySandler as a founding partner in 2009, Jonice practiced with
the Litigation Group at Skadden Arps where she specialized in Consumer Financial
Services. Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to
the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Jonice received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from the
University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa).
- Vice-Chair, American Bar Association - Banking Law Committee
- Co-Vice-Chair for Fair Access to Services, American Bar
Association - Consumer Financial Services Committee