Jonice Gray Tucker is a founding partner with Buckley Sandler LLP and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Tucker specializes in work with banks, non-bank financial institutions, and other companies providing financial products and services. Ms. Tucker focuses a substantial portion of her practice on government investigations, enforcement actions, and examinations, having served as defense counsel in matters brought by the DOJ, BCFP (formerly CFPB), HUD, FTC, prudential banking regulators, and state regulators, including state Attorneys General, the NYDFS, and the California DBO among others. Ms. Tucker also represents clients in complex civil litigation, conducts internal investigations, and counsels clients on compliance with laws governing financial services.
Ms. Tucker has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the category of Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) as well as in Super Lawyers (Consumer Law, Civil Litigation Defense, and Banking), Best Lawyers (Banking and Finance Law), and Legal 500 (Litigation). In 2018, she received MCCA’s Rainmaker Award and also was recognized by Savoy as one of the nation’s Most Influential Black Lawyers.
Ms. Tucker has been featured in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Lawyers issue, the “Meet the Women Rainmakers” segment of Law Practice Today, in Law360’s Rainmaker series, and in Law360’s Minority Powerbroker series. She also was selected for Legal BisNow’s 40 Top Lawyers Under 40.
Ms. Tucker is Chair of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee, which has more than 2,000 members. She also serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.Ms. Tucker holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa).