I am pleased to share with our blog readers that Alan Kaplinsky, who leads our firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group, was recently awarded the National Law Review’s Go-To Thought Leadership Award in Consumer Finance for his work on our blog, Consumer Finance Monitor.

Alan is one of just 65 authors from around the country to receive the award, which recognizes contributors for their reporting of complex legislative and litigation news, as well as their strategic insight and overall knowledge of the legal industry.  He is one of only five authors to receive the award in the finance category and the only author to receive an award for a blog focusing on consumer financial services.

The National Law Review praised our blog’s coverage of the CFPB and litigation surrounding consumer finance and said it helps readers stay informed on this constantly shifting topic.  We certainly hope that our readers will agree.

In addition to our blog and webinars, we offer a weekly podcast program that features Ballard Spahr attorneys as well as regulators and other guests involved in the consumer finance industry.  The topics we have discussed since launching our podcast program last September include debt collection, Fintech, anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act, military lending, fair lending, and small dollar lending.