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
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

CFPB proposes further changes to the Prepaid Account Rule in response to industry feedback

As we previewed earlier this year, the CFPB, on June 15, proposed substantive changes to the Prepaid Final Rule (the “Rule”). The proposed changes are generally positive for prepaid providers and incorporate feedback and…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Daimler Here to Stay: SCOTUS Overturns California Court’s Exercise of Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Plaintiffs

Following on the heels of BNSF Railway Company v. Tyrrell last month, the Supreme Court, by an 8-1 margin in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, has reaffirmed the jurisdictional holding of its 2014 Daimler AG…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Provides 2016 Enforcement Report to CFPB

The Federal Trade Commission has provided its annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the CFPB covering the FTC’s enforcement activities in 2016 relating to compliance with Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act), Regulation M…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Limited Time Remaining To Help Shape Maryland's Nutrient Trading Program

There are only a few weeks left for the public to comment on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) recently issued draft regulations establishing Maryland’s Water Quality Nutrient and Sediment Trading and Offset…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

White House announces next FDIC chairperson

The White House announced that President Trump intends to nominate James Clinger to be a FDIC member for a six-year term and to be Chairperson for a five-year term, effective November 29, 2017 when the current FDIC chairperson’s…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Proposed Changes to Cross-Border Reporting

Part III of the Analysis of the Combatting Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 - As we recently blogged, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Diane Feinstein (D-California) introduced on May…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

OCC Office of Innovation to host July office hours in NYC

The OCC announced that its Office of Innovation will host office hours for national banks, federal savings associations, and financial technology (fintech) companies from July 24 through July 26, 2017 at the OCC’s district…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Nevada Laws Governing Commercial Foreclosure and Receivership

With the financial crisis still in mind and the potential “wall of maturities” perpetually on the horizon, the Nevada Legislature has enacted two bills addressing commercial real property foreclosure and commercial real property…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair seeks DOJ rescission of settlement payments to third parties

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum in which he prohibited DOJ attorneys from entering into settlement agreements on behalf of the United States that require a payment or loan to any…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

DOJ, reversing course, opposes NLRB ban on class action waivers

In an unusual turn-about, the U.S. Justice Department has reconsidered its earlier position in a set of closely watched arbitration cases that the Supreme Court will decide next term and filed an amicus brief supporting the use…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

“Sting” Money Laundering Scheme and Cooperating Client Ensnares Attorney

The District Court for the Eastern District of New York has denied motions for acquittal and new trial by a Florida attorney convicted at trial of assisting in an undercover money laundering “sting” operation…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Did You Know?

Colorado Revises MLO Exemption - Colorado has revised an exemption from mortgage loan originator licensure. More specifically, an individual who acts as a mortgage loan originator, without compensation or gain to the mortgage…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Autonomous Cars One Step Closer to Reality in Colorado

This month, Colorado joined a growing list of nearly half of U.S. states when it enacted a law approving the use of autonomous driving systems. The Colorado law governs systems capable of controlling highly and fully autonomous…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CFPB to hold June 22 student loan servicing event

The CFPB will hold a public event on June 22, 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. about student loan servicing. The CFPB’s announcement provides no description other than that the event will feature remarks from Director Cordray and North…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking

Kerfuffle on statute of limitations issue in PHH case

On June 7, the CFPB submitted a Rule 28(j) letter to the D.C. Circuit in the PHH case. In the letter, the CFPB embraced the fact that the Supreme Court’s recent Kokesh v. SEC decision makes the five-year statute of limitations…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential
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