Amanda R. Lawrence has successfully represented individuals and corporate clients in high-stakes class action and complex civil litigation throughout the country. As a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, her work focuses on defending financial services industry clients in mortgage loan repurchase and indemnification claims related to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and consumer cases, both individual and class actions, arising under federal and state consumer protection statutes. Her work includes cases involving unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices, securities fraud, the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Civil Rights Act, and unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes.
Ms. Lawrence also assists clients in matters before the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal and state bank regulators, and state attorneys general. In addition, Ms. Lawrence counsels clients on risk management strategies and compliance with various federal and state laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry.
Ms. Lawrence is a frequent author and lecturer on litigation and compliance issues impacting the financial services industry including on topics such as mortgage origination enforcement and litigation, RMBS, class actions, and CFPB and other prudential regulator priorities.
Ms. Lawrence is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and has an active pro bono practice. She is a member of Law360’s Banking Editorial Advisory Board, a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, a member of the Diversity Law Institute, a member of the Trial Law Institute, a co-chair of the banking and lender liability committee within the ABA Litigation Section, and the former chair of the Women Litigator’s Committee of the D.C. Bar. Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Lawrence was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. She received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and her B.A. from Rhodes College.