I am pleased to announce that Glen P. Trudel, a noted consumer financial services and banking lawyer, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in our Wilmington, Delaware, office. I also welcome Glen as a regular contributor to our blog.

Glen’s arrival expands Ballard Spahr’s already formidable consumer financial services and banking regulatory capabilities into one of the nation’s important financial centers.

As a member of our Consumer Financial Services Group, Glen will counsel financial institutions on regulatory and transactional matters. He has significant experience in the acquisition and divestiture of credit card and other financial portfolios. He also advises state and federal banking entities on formation and licensing issues in Delaware and on operational and outsourcing issues.

Glen joins us from the Wilmington office of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, where he was a partner. He is a former Senior Vice President and Counsel at MBNA America Bank, N.A. (now part of Bank of America), where his work focused on affinity and joint marketing agreements, credit card portfolio acquisitions, and federal and state regulatory matters.

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