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 last week, 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 banks and non-banks on the full range of consumer finance regulatory matters, including credit cards, mortgage, auto finance, and CFPB enforcement. Chambers USA also noted the Group’s expertise dealing with arbitration and in the areas of fintech, e-commerce, and prepaid cards.
The 2019 edition quotes our clients who have said that the Group’s “technical knowledge and responsiveness are excellent” and that “one of the greatest strengths of the Ballard Spahr team is its high degree of internal collaboration.”
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 “a brilliant attorney and a great advocate for his clients.” Chris Willis, leader of the Group’s litigation team and also individually ranked in Band One, was described as a “superstar” and “one of the really amazing lawyers out there.”
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.