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. … Continue Reading

I am delighted to report that Alan Kaplinsky has received the prestigious Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.  The award is granted periodically to a person whose career has produced many years of distinguished accomplishments and contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. … Continue Reading

In a new American Banker article, Alan Kaplinsky, Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group, responded to an article by Professor Jeff Sovern that called into question Alan’s prediction that the CFPB’s proposed plan to ban class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements will cause companies to abandon arbitration completely.… Continue Reading