NEW YORK, February 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Troutman pepper announced today that a nationally recognized consumer financial services group has joined the company Ballard Spahr in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphiaand Salt Lake City. Industry-leading group includes partners Christopher J Willis, Mark J Furletti, Jeremy T Rosenblum, Stefanie H. Jackman, Jacob Kim, Jason M Coverand Anthony C Kaye.
The new group will join the company’s existing, top-level financial services practice, which provides a full suite of transactional, litigation, enforcement and regulatory compliance services to national, regional and local financial institutions, consumer and corporate lenders, payment processors and financial services providers to technology companies and a variety of other financial service providers.
“We are delighted to welcome this valued group of partners Troutman Peppersaid Troutman Pepper Chair Steve Lewis. “Their arrival confirms our status as a leader in the financial services industry and demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to serving clients in this complex, ever-evolving space.”
“We have built one of the largest law firms in the country focused on consumer financial services and have become a destination for clients facing high-stakes litigation, seeking regulatory and compliance guidance, and facing government investigations are,” said Tom Cole, Managing Partner of Troutman Pepper.
Troutman pepper has over 200 attorneys regularly advising financial services firms and is nationally recognized for its expertise in the field. A two-time winner of Law360′s Consumer Protection Practice Group of the Year Award, Troutman Peppers The Consumer Financial Services team helps clients resolve disputes, provides regulatory guidance, and assists with investigations and actions initiated by federal and state agencies. 2021, Troutman pepper was awarded by FinTech Law Firm of the Year The dealmaking it the first company to receive this award.
“This move combines two of the nation’s leading practices in consumer financial services and creates an outstanding one-stop shop for clients seeking regulatory, compliance and litigation advice in this space,” said Partner Christopher Willis. “We are excited about the additional benefits this will bring to our customers and look forward to working with our new one Troutman Pepper Colleagues – we have known many of them for years because of our practical affinity.”
Christopher J Willis (Atlanta), who will serve as co-leader of Troutman Peppers Consumer financial services regulatory practice, advising financial services institutions facing federal and state government investigations and audits – with proven expertise in cases involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He also advises on and defends compliance matters, including UDAP/UDAAP, credit reporting, debt collection and fair lending, in consumer individual and class actions and governmental enforcement actions. Willis leverages insights from his litigation and enforcement experience to help clients develop new products and processes, including machine learning marketing, fraud prevention and underwriting models, product structure, advertising, online claim flows, underwriting, and collections and loss mitigation strategies.
Mark J Furletti (Philadelphia), who will also serve as co-leader of Troutman Peppers Regulatory practice for consumer financial services focuses on federal and state laws governing consumer and small business credit and payments, including those applicable to payment cards, buy-now-pay-later transactions, vehicle-secured loans, lines of credit, unsecured loans, and deposit products. He advises providers of consumer and small business financial services, including banks, on regulatory compliance issues and has successfully represented such providers in class action and governmental regulatory and enforcement matters.
Jeremy T Rosenblum (Philadelphia) has been in private practice representing the consumer financial services industry for more than three decades. His practice focuses on federal and state credit and consumer rights laws, with an emphasis on the interaction between federal and state laws, joint ventures between banks and non-bank financial service providers, the development and documentation of new financial services products, bank overdraft practices and disclosures, geographic expansion initiatives and compliance with consumer protection laws at the federal and state levels, including the “UDAAP” statutes, which prohibit unfair, fraudulent and abusive acts and practices; usury laws; the Truth in Lending Act (TILA); the Electronic Payments Act; E-SIGN; the Law on Equal Opportunity in Lending; and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Stefanie H. Jackman (Atlanta), who led Ballard Spahrs Debt Collection Group, dedicates its practice to assisting financial services institutions faced with state and federal investigations and audits, advising them on complex compliance issues and defending them in individual and class actions. Jackman represents clients across the financial services industry, including banks and non-banks, mortgage lenders and service providers, collection agencies and buyers, third-party service providers, healthcare providers and medical revenue cycle providers, credit and prepaid card companies, auto lenders and more fintechs in tackling issues, resulting from FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, SCRA, EFTA, UDAAP/UDAP and related state laws and regulations.
Jacob Kim (new York) jointly managed Ballard Spahrs Fintech and Payments Group and advises fintechs, banks, investors and other clients on federal and state consumer finance laws and regulations, including Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act (UDAAP), TILA, RESPA, EFTA and FCRA. He assists clients with audits and investigations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and various state agencies.
Jason M Cover (Philadelphia) focuses on federal and state consumer credit and payment laws, including those applicable to consumer loans, auto-secured loans, lines of credit, unsecured loans, credit cards, point-of-sale financing, and timeshare/vacation financing. He advises providers of consumer financial services, including banks, licensed lenders and fintech providers, on regulatory compliance, government oversight and enforcement issues.
Anthony C Kaye (Salt Lake City/new York) LEDs Ballard Spahrs Military Lending Group and advises financial services providers on regulatory and compliance issues related to military loans and a variety of other consumer protection laws, and defends clients against individual and class actions. Kaye helps financial institutions successfully navigate Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) audits and investigations, and he has extensive experience leading legal teams defending national portfolios of related cases. Kaye is also recognized as a top litigator for handling high-stakes real estate litigation in the West.
About Troutman pepper
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys strategically located in 23 US cities. The firm’s litigation, transactional and regulatory practice advises a diverse client base, from start-ups to multinationals. The firm provides sophisticated legal solutions to its clients’ most pressing business challenges with deep expertise across industries including construction, energy, financial services, healthcare, insurance, private equity and real estate, among others. Learn more at troutman.com.
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