Noel Gruber Joins Law Firm BuckeySandler

Noel Gruber has joined BuckleySandler as counsel, with a focus on representing U.S. financial institutions on securities, corporate, transactional and regulatory matters. He previously was with Kennedy & Baris LLP.

PRESS RELEASE

BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services law firm based in Washington, DC, has announced that Noel M. Gruber has joined the firm as Counsel.

“I look forward to becoming an integral part of BuckleySandler’s well-regarded financial services industry practice.”

Mr. Gruber, formerly an attorney with Kennedy & Baris LLP, represents financial institutions throughout the United States on securities, corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters.

“Noel is a talented and respected banking lawyer who will broaden and expand BuckleySandler’s financial services industry practice in Washington, DC,” said Jeremiah S. Buckley, Co-Chair of BuckleySandler LLP. “His experience in working with industry executives and boards on challenges and issues affecting their institutions will be invaluable to our clients.”

Mr. Gruber counsels financial institutions in matters pivotal to their course, including mergers and acquisitions; tender offers; securities offerings, including trust preferred securities; proxy contests; and other management and policy matters. Other areas of expertise include securities reporting and disclosure, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, corporate governance, holding company formation, regulatory applications and reporting, executive compensation arrangements, employment agreements, voting agreements, and new product and business line development.

“With the growth of our firm’s business during the past year, we have a need for highly experienced financial services attorneys,” noted Andrew L. Sandler, who leads BuckleySandler’s litigation group. “Noel’s background in the financial services industry makes him a natural fit for our core practice. We are delighted to have him join us.”

Prior to Kennedy & Baris, Mr. Gruber was with the firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he represented a variety of large and small financial, insurance, and transportation companies.

“I am extremely pleased to join BuckleySandler’s team in Washington, DC,” said Mr. Gruber. “I look forward to becoming an integral part of BuckleySandler’s well-regarded financial services industry practice.”

Mr. Gruber graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1988, and magna cum laude from New York University in 1985 where he received a B.A. in Politics.

About BuckleySandler LLP (www.BuckleySandler.com): With approximately 75 lawyers in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York, BuckleySandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its financial services industry clients. As a firm that is taking the lead in the current financial services crisis, BuckleySandler’s knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and legislative process enables its litigation and financial services attorneys to keep their clients abreast of the laws that govern the industry, how they are shaped in Congress and how to respond and comply as new regulations are announced. The firm represents many of the nation’s leading banks, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, credit card companies, investment banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, securities firms and other financial services companies, applying its expertise across the full range of enforcement, litigation, transactional, regulatory, and public policy issues.