Jonice Gray Tucker is a partner in Buckley Sandler LLP’s Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She represents corporate and individual clients in matters initiated by government regulators, as well as in private civil litigation and internal investigations. Ms. Tucker also counsels clients on compliance with consumer protection laws and supervision preparedness.
Ms. Tucker focuses a substantial portion of her practice on representations involving government examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions relating to banking, consumer finance, and consumer protection laws. She has been representing financial institutions in matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since it was first established, having served as lead counsel in numerous investigations, enforcement actions, and supervisory matters.
Beyond her CFPB work, Ms. Tucker frequently represents institutions in matters initiated by many other federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as well as state attorneys general and other state regulators such as the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO).
Ms. Tucker also has significant experience handling complex civil litigation involving financial institutions. These cases have included matters brought by private plaintiffs, as well as landmark cases brought by government entities.
Ms. Tucker is firmly committed to providing pro bono legal services to members of our community who cannot afford to pay for counsel. She has been recognized for her outstanding work in a pro bono capacity, including her work on a highly-publicized habeas corpus case, which led to the overturning of a wrongful criminal conviction in Conley v. United States (1st Cir.).
Ms. Tucker is active in the American Bar Association, where she is Chair of the Banking Law Committee, which has more than 2,000 members. She has served in leadership within the Consumer Financial Services Committee, and also serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
Ms. Tucker serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society of D.C., and the Board of Trustees for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Kolar Charitable Foundation.
Prior to joining Buckley Sandler as a founding partner in 2009, Ms. Tucker 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. Ms. Tucker holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa).
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