September 25, 2017

Ballard Spahr LLP

Phone: 215-864-8674

Responsiveness counts. That's what clients tell us, and that's what we're known for. It shows in everything we do: devising forward-thinking solutions to get the best results, respecting and meeting clients' service needs, anticipating the impact of national events and legal developments on clients' interests, and taking action to keep clients agile and informed.

With more than 500 attorneys in 13 offices, we can respond wherever and whenever our clients need us. We provide results-driven counsel and exceptional service in Litigation, Business and Finance, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Public Finance.

Diversity + Inclusion at Ballard Spahr

Our clients are best served by innovative solutions that spring from varied viewpoints and perspectives. Ballard Spahr is committed to creating a vibrant community where the needs, perspectives, and contributions of people from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into all aspects of the firm. In addition to making us a stronger firm, a diverse and inclusive community is valuable to our clients because varied perspectives drive insightful counsel.

We believe diversity is the natural result of an inclusive environment. Our goal is to improve employee recruitment and retention among underrepresented groups and ensure full access to opportunity for all individuals to the benefit of our clients, the legal profession, and our communities. That’s more than just a good business strategy—it is the right thing to do.

Contributing authors from Ballard Spahr LLP:

Richard J. Andreano, Jr. , Ballard Spahr Law Frim, Washington DC,  Business and Finance attorney, Mortgage Banking, Consumer Financial Services, Fair Lending
Richard J. Andreano, Jr., is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Mortgage Banking Group. He has devoted 30 years of practice to financial services, mortgage banking, and consumer finance...
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Katherine Atkinson, Employment, Litigator, Philadelphia, Ballard Spahr, Law Firm
Associate
Katherine J. Atkinson represents public and private employers in employment litigation involving claims under federal and state law. Her practice also focuses on counseling employers on a...
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Pavitra Bacon, Ballard Spahr Washington DC office, consumer financial services, regulatory compliance  class action litigation, government enforcement matters attorney
Associate
Pavitra Bacon counsels providers of consumer financial services, including banks, on regulatory compliance matters, and has successfully represented such providers in class action...
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Amy Bashore, Litigator, Employment Discrimination, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, New Jersey
Associate
Amy L. Bashore represents employers in all aspects of employment law. Ms. Bashore regularly litigates employment discrimination claims, wage and hour lawsuits, common law claims, and...
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Jason Boren, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Salt Lake City, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Partner
Jason D. Boren is an experienced litigator at both the trial and appellate levels. His litigation practice focuses on complex civil and business litigation disputes involving a wide variety...
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Louis Chodoff, Labor, Employment, Harassment, Discrimination, Ballard Spahr, Law FIrm
Partner
Louis L. Chodoff handles labor and employment law counseling and litigation associated with harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful discharge, and restrictive...
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Christopher Cognato, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Philadelphia, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Christopher T. Cognato advises public and private employers on a range of labor and employment issues and represents them in litigation and administrative proceedings. His experience...
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To keep you informed of the latest developments in the rapidly evolving regulation of consumer financial services, we have expanded the scope of our award-winning CFPB Monitor blog. Our new...
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Culhane, Ballard, Partner
Partner
John L. Culhane, Jr., is known for his work advising on interstate direct and indirect consumer and residential mortgage loan and leasing programs, through both traditional brick-and-mortar...
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Bill Curran, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Las Vegas, Real Estate Attorney
Senior Counsel
Bill Curran concentrates on administrative and government law, particularly in the areas of real estate development, land use/zoning, and gaming law. He has built a strong gaming practice...
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Daher, Attorney, portrait
Attorney
Emily J. Daher concentrates her practice on the representation of national, regional and local businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her employment litigation experience...
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Daniel L. Delnero, Atlanta attorney,Ballard Spahr consumer financial services litigation
Daniel L. Delnero represents a range of companies and individuals in consumer financial services litigation. He advises clients in large, complex matters involving banking and finance,...
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Flo, Washington DC, Ballard Spahr
Associate
A client-focused litigator and enforcement attorney, with extensive experience in the financial-services, technology, and real estate industries. Theodore R. ("Teddy") Flo represents...
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Juliana Gerrick, consumer finance law, finance associate, Ballard Spahr, Washington DC
Associate
Juliana Gerrick is an associate in the Business and Finance Department and a member of the Consumer Financial Services Group. Her practice focuses on providing regulatory advice to clients...
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 Peter D. Hardy, Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia lawyer, White Collar Defense lawyer, Internal Investigations, Consumer Financial Services, Privacy and Data Security, Tax
Partner
Peter Hardy advises corporations and individuals in a range of industries against allegations of misconduct—including tax fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, mortgage fraud and...
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Laura Heacock, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Finance, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Laura P. Heacock focuses her practice on all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. She advises clients on issues relating to the design, administration, and taxation of...
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Stefanie Jackman, Ballard Spahr law firm, Partner, financial services institutions lawyer
Partner
Stefanie H. Jackman devotes her practice to assisting financial services institutions facing government investigations and enforcement actions, as well as defending them in individual and...
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Daniel Johns, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Philadelphia, Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Daniel V. Johns is the Leader of Ballard Spahr's Higher Education Group and is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Group. Mr. Johns represents and advises employers and management...
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Kaplinksy, partner, New York
Partner
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...
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James Kim, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Los Angeles, Financial Law Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Mr. Kim advises companies and individuals in matters involving financial regulation and litigation, and the myriad of federal consumer financial laws, such as Title X of Dodd-Frank (UDAAP...
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Kelley Kindig, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Kelly T. Kindig represents public and private employers in a broad range of employment litigation and counseling and labor matters. She helps clients develop employment policies relating to...
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Debbie Klis, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Washington DC, Finance and Immigration Law Attorney
Partner
Debbie A. Klis has a broad financial practice focused on an array of business, securities, and tax issues. She is known for her work with investment management companies, including the...
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Edward I. Leeds, Philadelphia attorney, Ballard Spahr Law firm, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensationattorney
Counsel
Edward I. Leeds concentrates on issues relating to the design, administration, and taxation of health and other welfare benefit plans. His practice has evolved with the laws and market...
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Mark Levin, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
Mark J. Levin is known for his work in complex commercial, insurance, and class-action litigation, with particular experience in consumer finance litigation, the structuring and enforcement...
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Edward McAndrew, Ballard Spahr, Philidelphia, Washington DC, Data Security, Privacy
Partner
Edward J. McAndrew is a counselor, investigator, and trial lawyer who helps clients navigate life in the digital world. He is the Co-Practice Leader of the firm's Privacy and Data Security...
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Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Environment, Climate Change, Sustainability, Philadelphia, Ballard Spahr Law FIrm
Senior Counsel
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., is the Leader of Ballard Spahr's Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative. Mr. McKinstry rejoined the firm in 2007 after a six-year term as the Maurice K....
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Barbara S. Mishkin, Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia, Deceptive Practices Lawyer, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Gramm Leach Bliley
Of Counsel
Barbara Mishkin focuses on consumer compliance and banking law. The federal laws with which Ms. Mishkin has dealt extensively include the Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act...
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Amber Mohr, Baltimore, real estate attorney, ballard spahr law firm
Associate
Amber Mohr is an associate whose practice focuses on representing developers and public housing authorities in complex multifamily affordable housing developments using mixed-finance...
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David Mooers Putzer, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Salt Lake City, Finance Litigation Attorney
Associate
David Mooers-Putzer represents a diverse array of clients in a variety of areas, including consumer financial and mortgage banking services, complex civil litigation, business governance...
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Moskow, Delaware, Partner, litigation
Partner
Beth Moskow-Schnoll is Managing Partner of the firm's Delaware office and concentrates her practice on white-collar litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance, and complex civil...
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Steve Park, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Atlanta, Business Immigration and Finance Law Attorney
Partner
Steve B. Park has experience in corporate, securities, and finance law with an emphasis on public and private offerings of securities, commercial lending transactions, mergers and...
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 Jean C. Hemphill, LAWYER at Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia, Health Care, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Exempt Organizations, Health Care Reform
Jean C. Hemphill is the Co-Leader of Ballard Spahr's Health Care Group. Ms. Hemphill has a general corporate and regulatory practice, specializing in health care, employee benefits, and...
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Brain Pedrow, Ballard Spahr law firm, employment, labor, and employee benefit dispute lawyer
Partner
Brian D. Pedrow is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Labor and Employment Group. He represents employers and management in the full scope of matters related to employment, labor, and...
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Jenny Perkins, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Litigation Attorney
Associate
Jenny N. Perkins regularly handles complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in consumer finance litigation and defending individual and class action lawsuits brought by...
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Kim Phan, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Washington DC, Business and Finance Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Kim Phan writes and speaks frequently about privacy and data security issues for a variety of industries, including consumer financial services, retail, hospitality, higher education, and...
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Brian Pinheiro, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Labor and Employment, Healthcare Law Attorney
Partner
Brian M. Pinheiro is Chair of Ballard Spahr's Business and Finance Department and the Practice Leader of the firm's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. He is also a member...
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Bowen Ranney, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Washington DC, Finance Law Attorney
Associate
Bowen "Bo" Ranney is an associate in the Consumer Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Groups. Mr. Ranney helps clients implement compliance systems, and prepare for Consumer Financial...
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Jeremy Sairsingh, philadelphia office Ballard Spahr, business, lawyer
Associate
Jeremy C. Sairsingh is an associate in the Business and Finance Department and a member of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Group. His practice focuses on providing regulatory advice...
215-864-8523
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Zaven Sargsian, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Salt Lake City, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Zaven A. Sargsian is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Group. Mr. Sargsian is a pro bono volunteer at the Street Law Clinic and Family Law Clinic. Judicial Externships Hon. David...
801-531-3036
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Brian Slagle, Philadelphia lawyer, Ballard Spahr law firm
Associate
Brian J. Slagle is an associate in the Business and Finance Department and a member of the Consumer Financial Services Group. His practice focuses on providing regulatory advice to clients...
215-864-8472
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David Stauss, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Denver, Privacy and Litigation Attorney
Partner
David M. Stauss focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He handles all aspects of litigation on a wide range of substantive matters for clients,...
303-299-7363
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Ronald Stolkin, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Phoenix, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Ronald J. Stolkin focuses on counseling management on personnel practices, employee discipline, and labor relations. He has represented clients in a broad range of employment-related issues...
602-798-5536
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Gregory Szewczyk, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Denver, Privacy and Litigation Attorney
Associate
Greg Szewczyk is a litigator with experience serving as a member of several trial and arbitration teams. His responsibilities include examining witnesses at trial; drafting opening and...
303-299-7382
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Charles Tobin, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Entertainment Media Litigation Attorney
Partner
Charles D. Tobin is a litigator, former journalist, and the Co-Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Media and Entertainment Law Group. He defends the media in libel and privacy lawsuits in...
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Shanellah Verna, Washington DC, Ballard Spahr, Real Estate Lawyer
Associate
Shanellah Verna is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, where she handles general real estate matters. She has experience with federal, state, and local housing laws as well as...
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Neal Walters, Products Liability, New Jersey, Attorney, Lawyer, Ballard Spahr, Law Firm
Partner
Neal Walters is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Product Liability and Mass Tort Group, and a member of the firm's Manufacturing and Retail Industry Groups. Mr. Walters has a diverse...
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Casey G Watkins, Product Liability Attorney, Class Action, Litigation, New Jersey, Ballard Spahr Law FIrm
Associate
Casey G. Watkins is an associate in the Litigation Department and Product Liability and Mass Tort Group. Mr. Watkins advises clients on complex regulatory and liability issues, class-action...
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Jessica Case Watt, Ballard Spahr, Deleware attorney, Commercial Litigation, Mortgage Banking, Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation
Associate
Jessica Case Watt is an associate in the Litigation department. Ms. Watt practices complex commercial litigation, with experience in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and disputes...
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Christoper Willis, Partner, Ballard Spahr law firm, Consumer Financial Services Litigation attorney
Partner
Christopher J. Willis is Practice Leader of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Litigation Group. He devotes his practice to assisting financial services institutions facing government...
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Lindsey Zionts, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Philadelphia, Litigation Intellectual Property Attorney
Associate
Lindsey Zionts is an associate in the Litigation Department. She advises clients on a number of commercial disputes, though her practice focuses mainly on media law and intellectual...
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