I am pleased to announce that Chris Ford, an attorney who has led some of the country’s largest and most innovative Fintech and payment systems transactions, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group. He will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Chris advises clients on large-scale commercial transactions, particularly those involving financial services, payments, technology, and outsourcing. He also provides strategic counsel to clients on co-brand and private-label card transactions, card processing and network-related deals, merchant acquisition, and information technology and business process outsourcing.
Chris’ clients include Fortune 100 companies, merchants, and financial institutions. His work includes representing one of the world’s largest financial institutions in its global, retail, commercial, and small business credit card processing agreements; assisting a global finance company in the issuance of a credit card in the United States; assisting one of the largest merchant-acquiring companies in a strategic partnership with a major credit card issuer; and advising a major grocery retailer in its merchant-acquiring and payment processing arrangements.
To learn more about our new colleague, read our firm’s announcement.