Alan S. Kaplinsky is Co-Practice Leader of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Group, which has more than 115 lawyers. Mr. Kaplinsky devotes his practice exclusively to counseling financial institutions on bank regulatory and transactional matters, particularly consumer financial services law, and defending financial institutions that have been sued by consumers in individual and class action lawsuits and by government enforcement agencies. Visit Mr. Kaplinsky's profile in Wikipedia.
Mr. Kaplinsky is heavily involved in counseling and representing clients in a wide variety of matters (regulatory, supervisory and enforcement) involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He was instrumental in launching a blog, CFPBMonitor.com, focused on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Mr. Kaplinsky pioneered the use of pre-dispute arbitration provisions in consumer contracts, has counseled numerous consumer financial services companies on this subject, and has defended in court numerous companies that have sought to enforce consumer arbitration agreements.
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Alan S. Kaplinsky and his work on the Consumer Finance blog has been selected for the National Law Review’s Go-To Thought Leadership award. Mr. Kaplinsky’s coverage of the CFPB, and litigation surrounding consumer finance (sometimes several posts a day!), helps NLR readers stay informed on this constantly shifting topic. You can subscribe to Ballard Spahr's Consumer Finance Monitor here.