PHILADELPHIA—An ever-shifting regulatory and enforcement landscape—coupled with the opportunities and risk presented by new technology, products, and services—leads to perennial challenges in the consumer finance industry. To provide reliable information and insight about the industry, Ballard Spahr is launching a weekly podcast program to supplement the thought leadership it provides through the firm’s award-winning blog, Consumer Finance Monitor, as well as alerts and webinars.
The Consumer Finance Monitor Podcast program launches on September 17, 2018, and is available on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Ballard Spahr’s website. A new installment of the weekly program will be available each Thursday.
The podcast will feature attorneys from Ballard Spahr’s nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services Group. The team advises financial institutions on regulatory developments, defends them in lawsuits, and helps them develop and market next-generation financial products. The Group is also known for its blog, Consumer Finance Monitor, ranked one of the country’s best legal blogs and a leading source of industry news and analysis.
Among the many topics that will be discussed on the podcast: federal and state regulation and enforcement, litigation trends, fair lending, debt collection, virtual currency and blockchain, marketplace lending, Fintech, mortgage banking, student lending, auto finance, and cybersecurity.
“This is a pivotal time in the industry. Success will turn on the ability to simultaneously leverage emerging opportunities and navigate fluctuating risk,” said Alan S. Kaplinsky, Chair of Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group. “I’m excited to expand the conversation with this podcast, which I expect will provide valuable insight to our clients across the industry.”
About Ballard Spahr
Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies, media clients, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge.