Elizabeth E. McGinn
E lizabeth McGinn, a Partner at Buckley Sandler LLP, focuses her practice on
representing financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in a wide range of
matters. She advises clients in investigations, examinations, and litigation initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and bank regulatory agencies. She has represented financial institutions in class action litigation concerning federal and state fair lending laws, mortgage fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes, consumer fraudstatutes, and consumer privacy laws.
Ms. McGinn assists clients in identifying, evaluating, and managing the risks associated
with cybersecurity, internal privacy, and information security practices, as well as those
of third-party vendors. Ms. McGinn advises clients on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the
Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA), security breach notification laws, and other U.S. state and federal privacy
requirements. She develops policies and procedures, records retention schedules, and
training materials. Her practice includes helping various professional sports teams
comply with consumer financing laws and payment system issues.
In addition to her consumer financial services work, Ms. McGinn has represented clients
in matters involving simultaneous criminal, civil administrative, and congressional
proceedings. She has defended clients in matters relating to money laundering
compliance issues and investigations and litigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
Southern District of New York (SDNY), the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the
Department of Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and various
congressional committees, including the U.S. Committee on Homeland Security and
Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the U.S. House
Financial Services Committee and the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and
Government Reform. As Co-chair of the firm's eDiscovery Committee, Ms. McGinn has
extensive experience counseling clients in response to federal and state subpoenas, and handling all aspects of eDiscovery.