Ballard Spahr LLP

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1735 Market Street
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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
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  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
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  • Environmental Law
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  • Health
  • Insurance
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • 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
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  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Updated OIG work plan for CFPB adds new project on sharing complaint data

Since our last blog post about the Office of Inspector General’s work plan for the CFPB, the work plan has been updated as of July 1, 2017 to add one new planned project…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

House Financial Services Committee Democratic staff report on CFPB assails Republicans, defends CFPB and arbitration rule

A report prepared by the Democratic staff of the House Financial Services Committee takes aim at Republicans for “attempt[ing] to ensure that the country reverts back to a big bank-oriented regulatory environment and to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Massachusetts Issues Industry Letter On Applicability of MLO Licensing to Individuals Employed by Nonprofit Entities

On June 15, 2017, the Massachusetts Division of Banks (Division) issued an industry letter to clarify when an employee of a nonprofit agency is required to obtain a mortgage loan originator (MLO) license. The Division realized…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Residential

Colorado District Court Dismisses Data Breach Class Action Against Noodles & Company

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit filed by financial institutions relating to a 2016 data breach that involved hundreds of Noodles & Company (Noodles)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trade associations urge Congress to disapprove CFPB arbitration rule

A group of 11 trade associations have sent a letter to members of Congress expressing their “strong disapproval” of the CFPB’s final arbitration rule and urging Congress to pass the resolutions introduced in the House and Senate…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Hawaii Revises Mortgage Loan Origination Licensing Requirements

Hawaii revised the following mortgage loan origination provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, including, but not limited to..…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

House passes H.J. Res. 111 to override CFPB arbitration rule

Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives, by a 231-190 partisan vote, passed H.J. Res. 111 which provides for Congressional disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) of the CFPB’s final arbitration rule which…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

House likely to pass H.J. Res. 111 today to override CFPB Arbitration Rule

Yesterday at 5:00 p.m., the House Rules Committee, by a 9-4 partisan vote, reported a rule on H.J. Res. 111 with a recommendation that the resolution be adopted. H.J. Res. 111 provides for Congressional disapproval under the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

FTC enforcement under new leadership to focus on consumer harm, fraud

Based on a Law360 article reporting on an interview with Thomas Paul, the Acting Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, it appears that under its new leadership, the FTC will take a less aggressive approach to…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

FDIC adopts revised guidelines for appeals of material supervisory determinations

Effective July 18, 2017, the FDIC has adopted amendments to its Guidelines for Appeals of Material Supervisory Determinations.  The FDIC proposed the amendments last August and received only two comment letters, one from a trade…more
 /  Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Pennsylvania AG creates Consumer Financial Protection Unit

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, announced last Friday that his office is creating a Consumer Financial Protection Unit “to better protect Pennsylvania consumers from financial scams.”…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Georgia Adopts New Mortgage Servicing Rules

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance has issued new mortgage servicing rules including, but not limited to, the following provisions: Definitions that generally have the same meaning as in the terms defined in Ga…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

New California Transgender Regulations: Employer Do's & Don'ts

California continues to forge a trail for gender identity protections in the United States. On July 1, 2017, the Fair Employment and Housing Council enacted new regulations addressing transgender issues that broaden the scope of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Lucia appeals D.C. Circuit ruling to Supreme Court

On July 21, 2017, an investment adviser sought review by the Supreme Court of the D.C. Circuit’s recent ruling in Lucia that allowed to stand a district court decision holding that SEC administrative law judges (“ALJs”) are not…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Reinvestment of EB-5 Funds in a New Project Can Maintain the "At-Risk" Requirement

One of the more popular topics among EB-5 project owners and practitioners in recent years is the requirement that investors' funds remain "at risk" as a bona fide "investment." Complications arise regarding maintenance of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade
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