Ballard Spahr LLP

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1735 Market Street
51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599, United States
Phone: 215.665.8500
Fax: 215.864.8999
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
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  • Bankruptcy
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Other U.S. Locations
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs Issues Annual Report

The CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) has issued its fifth annual report to Congress addressing issues raised and complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Military Law

Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Subjects CFPB to Congressional Appropriations Process

Tuesday, President Trump released an outline of his FY 2018 Budget entitled “A New Foundation for American Greatness”. There is good news and bad news for the CFPB, although most of it is bad news. The good news for the CFPB…more
 /  Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Central District of California Upholds the Constitutionality of the CFPB and Enforces a CID

Adding to the growing body of cases disputing the CFPB’s authority to issue civil investigative demands (“CID”), a U.S. district court judge in the Central District of California, on May 17, rejected multiple challenges and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Philadelphia Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Signed

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed a bill expanding employers' notice requirements to employees concerning the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

OIG Report Continues Criticism of CFPB Enforcement Data Security Practices

On May 15, 2017, the Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General – which also oversees the CFPB – released a report finding deficiencies in the CFPB Office of Enforcement’s (Enforcement) processes for securing sensitive…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down N.C. Congressional Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the extraordinary step of finding that two of North Carolina's congressional districts violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment because they impermissibly utilized race as the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Navient Attacks CFPB UDAAP Enforcement Without Implementing Rules

One of the hallmarks of the CFPB’s enforcement actions has been its use of those actions to announce new legal standards. Navient attacks this enforcement strategy in its motion to dismiss a recent case brought against it by the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking

Colorado Division of Securities Publishes Final Cybersecurity Rules

The Colorado Division of Securities (Division) has published final cybersecurity rules applicable to broker-dealers and investment advisers. The Colorado Attorney General's office has 20 days to write an opinion on the rules,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

There's No Place Like Home: SCOTUS Rules on Patent Venue Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upended the status quo for venue in patent cases. For nearly three decades, with some limitations, corporate patent infringement defendants were deemed to "reside"—and thus venue was proper—in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

House Passes Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, which would allow private sector employers to offer eligible employees compensatory time off in lieu of compensation for overtime hours…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

FCRA Class Plaintiff Lacked Injury Needed for Standing Under Spokeo, 4th Circuit Holds

An $11.7 million judgment awarded against credit reporting company Experian in a 69,000-member class action brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was vacated by the Fourth Circuit in Dreher v. Experian…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Deadline Extended for D.C. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals

The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) has extended the deadline for individuals and groups to submit proposed amendments to D.C.'s Comprehensive Plan, which guides future growth and development in the District. OP has…more
 /  Construction Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Did You Know? Georgia Revises Residential Mortgage Act Provisions

Georgia revised provisions under the Residential Mortgage Act, including, but not limited to, the following: An applicant for a mortgage lender license must provide a bond of $250,000, previously $150,000. This will become…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Bankruptcy Proof of Claim on Time-Barred Debt Does Not Violate FDCPA, SCOTUS Rules

Filing a proof of claim in a debtor's Chapter 13 bankruptcy case on a debt that is "obviously time barred" does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 decision. The…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Individual Accountability in AML Cases

This post discusses individual liability in AML/BSA enforcement, which is an area of increasing attention. Indeed, according to public statements by the government, individual liability is the focus of enhanced scrutiny across…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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