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
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  • Criminal Law
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  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
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  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
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  • New Jersey
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  • Pennsylvania
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Senate Banking Committee schedules Dec. 5 markup of regulatory reform bill

Last week, members of the Senate Banking Committee announced that they had reached bipartisan agreement on “legislative proposals to improve our nation’s financial regulatory framework and promote economic growth.”…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Federal jury convicts operator of payday lenders sued by CFPB and FTC

Richard Moseley Sr., the operator of a group of interrelated payday lenders, was convicted by a federal jury on all criminal counts in an indictment filed by the Department of Justice, including violating the Racketeer…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

HUD Webinar on RAD Construction Completion Certification & Minority Concentration Analysis Mapping Tool

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 HUD hosted a live webinar to provide an overview and discussion of the recently developed Completion Certification and the RAD Minority Concentration Analysis Tool. A video of the webinar can be…more
 /  Administrative Law, Real Estate - Residential

Seventh Circuit: Class Action Limitations Tolling Stops Upon Dismissal, Regardless of Appeal

Addressing the often confusing issue of when class action tolling ends, in Collins v. Village of Palatine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit announced the adoption of a simple and uniform rule: The…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

House Financial Services Committee approves “Madden fix” bill

A bill to provide a “Madden fix” and three other bills relevant to mortgage lenders were included among the more than 20 bills approved by the House Financial Services Committee on November 15, 2017. With the exception of H.R…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

CFPB to seek OMB approval for testing of overdraft disclosures

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it plans to seek OMB approval to conduct online testing of ATM/overdraft disclosures with 8,000 individuals. Comments are due on or before January 16,…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Federal Tax Reform: How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill – A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture

Last updated 11/17/2017 The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

The Courts Speak: Bank Liability for Alleged AML Failures Impacting Third Parties, and Hauling into U.S. Court Foreign Defendants Who Launder the Alleged Fruits of Foreign Crime

We discuss two recent federal court opinions addressing two issues of increasing frequency and importance: (i) the potential civil liability of financial institutions to non-customers and other third-parties for alleged failures…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFPB submits request to conduct online debt collection survey to OMB

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register that it has submitted to OMB its request to conduct an online survey of 8,000 individuals as part of its research on debt collection disclosures. Comments must be received…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

CFPB final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule published in Federal Register

The CFPB’s final payday loan rule was published in today’s Federal Register. Lenders covered by the rule include nonbank entities as well as banks and credit unions. In addition to payday loans, the rule covers auto title…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

President Trump to appoint Mick Mulvaney CFPB Acting Director

According to media reports, President Trump is expected to name Mick Mulvaney, the current Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to serve as CFPB Acting Director upon Director Cordray’s resignation.  The President’s…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Otting confirmed as Comptroller of the Currency

By a vote of 54-43, Joseph Otting has been confirmed by the Senate as Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Otting is a former president and CEO of California-based OneWest Bank, where he worked with Steven Mnuchin, who now serves as…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

CFPB opposes petition for certiorari filed by tribal lenders in Ninth Circuit case

The CFPB has filed a brief opposing the petition for certiorari filed by two tribally-affiliated lenders seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in CFPB v. Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al. In that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Indigenous Peoples

Director Cordray announces resignation plans to CFPB staff

According to widespread media reports, Director Cordray informed CFPB staff members today that he expects to resign as CFPB Director by the end of this month…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking
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