Senator William W. Bradley
Senator Bradley is currently Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC. From 2001-2004, he acted as chief outside advisor to McKinsey & Company’s nonprofit practice. He was a Senior Advisor and Vice Chairman of the International Council of JP Morgan & Co., Inc. from 1997-1999. During that time, he also worked as an essayist for CBS evening news and was a visiting professor at Stanford University, University of Notre Dame and the University of Maryland. Senator Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 – 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967 – 1977 during which time they won 2 NBA championships. In 1982 he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Senator Bradley holds a BA degree in American History from Princeton University and an MA degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored six books on American politics, culture and economy.
Jerry Buckley, co-chair of BuckleySandler LLP, a law firm focused on serving the legal needs of the Nation’s financial services industry. BuckleySandler LLP has one of the largest and most experienced groups of financial services attorneys in the country serving clients that include banks, mortgage companies, credit card issuers, insurance companies, broker dealers, investment banks and private equity investors. Mr. Buckley assists these clients with strategic counsel and advice on business formations and acquisitions, risk management, and enforcement matters involving federal and state regulators.
He also represents and counsels financial services companies and their trade associations in connection with legislative and regulatory initiatives by state and federal agencies and the Congress and acts as outside counsel for several national trade associations.
Mr. Buckley’s practice involves the defense of companies that are targets of inquiries or enforcement actions by bank regulatory agencies, the FTC, HUD and State attorneys general. In addition, he acts as counsel for a number of national financial services trade associations in filing amicus curiae briefs related to the interpretation of banking and consumer finance laws in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts.
Mr. Buckley serves as general counsel of the Electronic Signatures and Records Association (http://www.esignrecords.org). In that capacity, he counsels the nation's leading financial and technology firms on emerging laws affecting the electronic delivery of financial services. He played a leading role in negotiations that led to enactment of the federal E-Sign Act authorizing the nationwide use of electronic signatures and records and has acted as counsel to the Drafting Committee for Standards and Procedures for Electronic Records and Signatures (http://www.spers.org).
Mr. Buckley has chaired the Subcommittee on RESPA of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee. He is frequently a speaker at seminars on subjects related to the federal and state regulation of mortgage companies and electronic delivery of financial services.
Mr. Buckley is co-author of Introduction to Mortgage Lending (ABA, 2006), The Law of Electronic Signatures and Records (GlasserLegalWorks, 2004) and a number of articles on electronic signatures and records including: "Electronic Signatures - Changing the Financial Landscape," The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Quarterly Report (2000, co-author) and "The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act - An Overview," Boston University School of Law, Annual Review of Banking Law (2001, co-author).
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Buckley served as Republican Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. During his service on the committee staff, he participated in drafting banking and bank holding company legislation, housing legislation, securities law amendments, RESPA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Truth in Lending amendments and other finance-related legislation. As Republican Staff Director, he also assisted in drafting the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Community Reinvestment Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
In January 2005, Mr. Buckley was one of only 114 attorneys nationwide named a member of the "2005 BTI Client Service All-Star's" team for law firms, and was identified by a client as "delivering truly outstanding and superior service."
Mr. Buckley received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1969 and his A.B. from Fairfield University in 1966.