Benjamin B. Klubes is considered to be one of the leading financial services and white collar enforcement lawyers of the United States of America. His legal practice spans for over 25 years. He serves as a co-Managing Partner of the law firm, Buckley Sandler LLP. He has a rich experience of representing financial services companies in federal and state enforcement agency investigations, examinations, and litigation.
He has also represented many companies in private, civil, and class action litigation. He is skilled at conducting corporate internal investigations. He has represented companies as well as individuals in criminal and civil enforcement issues like multinational investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Under his robust enforcement and litigation practice, he regularly represents the bank and non-bank financial institutions in investigations and examinations by the state attorneys general, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, financial regulators, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Justice, and Federal Trade Commission. He also handles private class action litigation involving the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Civil Rights Act, Fair Housing Act, privacy law claims, and statutes related to deceptive & unfair trade practices.
His client list also includes different types of mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and automobile lenders. He has assisted them in enforcement, regulatory, and class action proceedings due to the financial crisis, including issues related to the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act.
Benjamin Klubes has helped many financial institutions in the implementation of fair and responsible lending and anti-mortgage fraud compliance programs. He has also developed programs for FCPA and Bank Secrecy Act or anti-money laundering compliance. He has represented corporations and individuals in criminal and related civil enforcement issues such as BSA, criminal FCA, and FCPA actions.
The Chambers USA ranked him as a leading lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Banking Enforcement & Investigations, and Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance Litigation from the year 2010 to 2018. They called him a thoughtful and expert lawyer in solving key industry issues.
Legal 500 recognized him for White-Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Investigations, Financial Services for Litigation & Regulation. He has served as a Barrister in the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court. The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers named him as a Fellow in 2016.
Attorney Klubes serves as Chair of The George Washington University, National Council for Arts and Sciences, and the Columbian College. He is a board member on the Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs at the Washington Lawyers, and a member of the Steering Committee of the English-American Litigation Forum.
He serves as a co-author of Consumer Financial Services, a leading treatise. He has written many articles on a variety of legal topics. He frequently lectures on topics related to the consumer financial services industry such as enforcement, litigation, examination, and compliance issues.
Before joining his current law firm, he served as a Partner at the law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He also worked as an Assistant Independent Counsel during the years 1995 to 1997.
He graduated summa cum laude and earned his B.A. from the George Washington University in 1987. He graduated magna cum laude with J.D. from the Harvard University in 1990. He has acquired bar admissions at the District of Columbia, Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Columbia Circuit District Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Districts Courts of both Columbia and Maryland.
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