Benjamin B. Klubes photoBenjamin B. Klubes

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto Finance
  • Bank Counseling & Compliance
  • Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions
  • Enforcement Actions & Investigations
  • Examinations
  • Fair Lending
  • False Claims Act & FIRREA
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Anti-Corruption
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar

Over a nearly 30-year career, Benjamin B. Klubes has established himself as one of the nation’s leading financial services and white collar enforcement lawyers. Mr. Klubes is Buckley LLP’s Managing Partner and represents financial services companies in federal and state enforcement agency investigations, examinations, and litigation, as well as in private civil and class action litigation. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and represents companies and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters, including multinational investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Klubes has a robust enforcement and litigation practice representing bank and nonbank financial institutions in investigations and examinations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, state attorneys general, and financial regulators, as well as in private class action litigation involving the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Civil Rights Act, unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes, and privacy law claims. He has represented a variety of mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and automobile lenders in enforcement, regulatory, and class action proceedings arising from the financial crisis, including matters involving the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act.

Mr. Klubes has been ranked by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. He is a former Barrister in the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, and in 2016, was named a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He serves as Chair of the National Council for Arts and Sciences, Columbian College, The George Washington University, a Steering Committee Member of the English-American Litigation Forum, and formerly served on the board of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Mr. Klubes is a co-author of Consumer Financial Services, a leading treatise in the area, and has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal topics. He is a frequent speaker on enforcement, litigation, examination, and compliance issues regarding the consumer financial services industry. Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Klubes was a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and served as an Assistant Independent Counsel from 1995 through 1997. He received his J.D. from Harvard University and his B.A. from The George Washington University.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Chair of the National Council for Arts and Sciences, Columbian College, The George Washington University
  • Steering Committee Member of the English-American Litigation Forum

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