To help providers of consumer credit prevent, manage, and defend against the increasing number of fair lending violation claims, Ballard Spahr has assembled a team of attorneys with skill and experience handling a wide variety of fair lending issues.

The firm’s Fair Lending Task Force brings together regulatory attorneys who deal with fair lending law compliance, litigators who defend against claims of fair lending violations, and labor attorneys who understand the statistical analyses that underlie fair lending assessments and discrimination claims.

“We have attorneys throughout the firm with massive fair lending experience. The task force pools our knowledge and know-how to deliver industry news, legal counsel, and business solutions to clients under the time pressures of fair lending issues,” said Christopher J. Willis, an Atlanta-based partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group.

Joining Mr. Willis on the Fair Lending Task Force are Richard J. Andreano, Jr.; Martin C. Bryce, Jr.; John L. Culhane, Jr.; David S. Fryman; and David H. Pittinsky.