I am very pleased to announce that Stan Mabbitt, a nationally recognized consumer financial services lawyer, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in our Phoenix and Washington, D.C., offices. I also welcome Stan as a regular contributor to our blog.

We hit the trifecta when Stan agreed to join us. He has a rare combination of extensive experience working in this industry from all three vantage points—first as a regulator, then as a law firm partner, and most recently as a high-ranking in-house lawyer at Bank of America.

Before joining our firm, Stan spent six years as Associate General Counsel with Bank of America and Countrywide Home Loans. He also has extensive law firm experience in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career Stan was a staff attorney for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.

Stan is no stranger to our consumer financial services and mortgage banking lawyers. I have known Stan since his law school days, and he also is a longtime friend of Jeremy Rosenblum, John Culhane, Barbara Mishkin, and Rich Andreano, whom Stan trained in Truth in Lending when Rich was fresh out of law school.

Stan is a founding member of the prestigious American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawywers, and he has held a number of leadership positions on the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee, including Vice Chair. He also is a member of the Consumer Bankers Association Lawyers Committee and the Financial Services Roundtable’s CFPB Workgroup.

Stan is admitted to practice in Arizona, D.C., and California and will be heavily involved in matters related to the CFPB.

To learn more about our new colleague, read our firm’s press release.