Jonice Gray Tucker photoJonice Gray Tucker

Practice Areas

  • Government Enforcement & Investigations
  • Complex Litigation
  • Examinations
  • Compliance

Jonice Gray Tucker is a partner with Buckley 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 Buckley LLP 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).

Professional Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair, American Bar Association - Banking Law Committee
  • Co-Vice-Chair for Fair Access to Services, American Bar Association - Consumer Financial Services Committee

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