For our clients and others interested in monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) developments involving debt collection or telemarketing, effective today, March 23, Ballard Spahr has launched a comprehensive, national tracking program.  Each business day, participants in the program will receive an email update of any new laws, orders, executive pronouncements, or other guidance impacting the collections and telemarketing industries sourced from a review of more than 350 federal, state, territorial, and municipal information sources.

In launching this program, it is our goal to provide members of the collection and telemarketing industries with daily communications providing practical insights and guidance into what these trying times mean for their industries.  We expect this program to evolve over the coming months as all of us review, analyze, and respond to what will undoubtedly be a multitude of developments occurring at a rapid pace.

To provide this service, we anticipate that our team members will devote more than 100 hours per week.  Given the magnitude of this effort, we will be charging a monthly flat fee for the service.

For more information, please contact Stefanie Jackman ( or Lori Sommerfield (