We are pleased to announce that Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group has once again been ranked in the highest tier nationally in the category of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance and Litigation) by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Our CFS Group is one of only three groups in the country to be ranked this high.  It has been ranked in Band One every year since Chambers USA introduced a national category for consumer finance.  The rankings are largely based on client feedback and peer review.

Released today, the Chambers USA report praised the Group’s skill in supporting clients at both the state and federal regulatory levels.  According to the report, the Group is well-known for its work with credit cards, mortgage, auto and student finance, and CFPB regulation and enforcement.  Chambers USA also singled the Group out for excellence in the areas of fintech, e-commerce, alternative lending, and product development.

The 2018 edition quotes our clients who have said that the Group is “at the top of their game,” adding that “they can anticipate laws and regulations in a way that is second to none.”  Our clients have also praised us for providing “high-quality legal support and good practical guidance” and for being “deeply loyal and very client-focused.”

Six individual lawyers from our CFS Group were recognized for excellence by Chambers USA: Alan Kaplinsky, Chris Willis, Rich Andreano, John Culhane, Mark Furletti, and Jeremy Rosenblum.  Group Leader Alan Kaplinsky, who was individually ranked in Band One, was called “one of the top five practitioners in the field.”  Chris Willis, leader of the Group’s litigation team and also individually ranked in Band One, was described as having “more raw intelligence than any other lawyer in our field.”

We are proud of the work we do, and also grateful to our clients for entrusting us to help them develop new products, defend them in litigation and against enforcement actions, and assist them in navigating the increasingly complex array of federal and state regulations.