As readers of our blog know, our consumer financial services group has been at the forefront of legal developments involving new technologies.  To align with the work that we’ve been doing in the financial technology space and to even better serve our clients in meeting the legal challenges in this rapidly developing landscape, Ballard Spahr has created a cross-disciplinary Fintech team that brings together the firm’s consumer financial services attorneys with lawyers focused on privacy and data security, intellectual property, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and emerging companies and their investors.  Our Banking and Financial Services and Retail industry groups add further depth and specialized knowledge.

Together, the team provides comprehensive counsel to the Fintech industry—helping clients of all sizes and sophistication with the development, commercialization, and maintenance of technology-driven financial products and services, including all types of lending programs, mobile applications, and payment products and systems.

Should a dispute arise, our litigators have a demonstrated record of success defending financial institutions and technology providers across the United States in class actions, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, arbitrations, and other complex litigation.  James Kim—co-leader of the team—was a senior enforcement attorney at the CFPB, where he worked closely with other regulators and oversaw the Bureau’s first enforcement actions involving mobile payment systems.

Click here for more information about the team and its experience in providing regulatory guidance, advice on product development and transactions, and handling litigation.

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