Ballard Spahr LLP

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

2018 CFPB Research Conference

The 2018 CFPB Research Conference will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on May 3-4, 2018. The conference is an opportunity for researchers and policymakers to learn about recent findings…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Bill to Require Issuance of Guidance by CFPB Introduced in House

A recent bill introduced in the US House of Representatives would require the CFPB to issue guidance on federal consumer financial laws, and also provide a framework for civil money penalties. H.R. 5534 would create the Give…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

New Jersey Legislature Establishes Community Solar Program

With more than 2,000 megawatts of cumulative solar capacity installed, New Jersey is the nation's fifth-largest solar state, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). New legislation is designed to expand…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Arizona Strengthens and Expands Data Breach Notification Law

The Arizona Legislature has significantly expanded and strengthened the state's data breach notification law. The legislation was signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on April 11, 2018…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FinCEN’s Beneficial Ownership Rule: More Practical Tips and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Last year, we posted FinCEN’s Beneficial Ownership Rule: A Practical Guide to Being Prepared for Implementation regarding the Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions Rule (the “Beneficial Ownership Rule”…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Seventh Circuit Reinstates Barnes & Noble Data Breach Class Action

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a data breach class action filed against Barnes & Noble (B&N).  The litigation, styled as Dieffenbach v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., now heads back to the U.S. District…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Senate Banking Committee Probes Mulvaney’s Leadership at the CFPB

On April 12, 2018, Mick Mulvaney, the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs regarding the Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

West Virginia Adopts Uniform State Test

Effective June 1, 2018, the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions will adopt the National State MLO Test with Uniform State Content. Mortgage loan originator license applicants will no longer be required to take and…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

D.C. Circuit panel questions Mulvaney’s dual CFPB/OMB roles in English appeal oral argument

On April 12, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held oral argument on the appeal brought by Leandra English, CFPB Deputy Director, of the district court’s denial of her application for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

NY Fed now publishing LIBOR alternative index rate

Creditors currently using the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as the index for variable-rate consumer loans should note that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is now publishing a new index named the Secured Overnight…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Georgia AG announces settlement with debt collection company

On April 4, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (“AG Carr”) announced an $8.5 million settlement with a national debt collection company, resolving alleged Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Georgia Fair Business…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

CFPB seeks comment on its consumer complaint and inquiry handling process

The CFPB has issued a request for information that seeks comment on its handling of consumer complaints and inquiries. …more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Australia’s Financial Intelligence Agency Implements AML Regulation of Digital Currencies

Australia announced on April 11 that all digital currency exchanges operating in the country will be regulated by the Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (“AUSTRAC”), the country’s financial intelligence agency…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Acting Director Mulvaney appears before House Financial Services Committee

Yesterday, Mick Mulvaney made his first appearance as CFPB Acting Director before the House Financial Services Committee to present the Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress for the period beginning April 1, 2017, and ending…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

CPSC Explores Safety Hazards in 'Internet of Things' Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that it will hold a hearing on May 16 to receive information on potential hazards concerning Internet of Things (IoT) products. The CPSC also is accepting…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology
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