Brian Slagle
Brian Slagle

Brian J. Slagle

Associate

slagleb@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8472
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

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 on state and federal consumer finance laws. He regularly assists clients with a range of compliance and transactional issues relating to licensing, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and UDAAP statutes prohibiting unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices.

Mr. Slagle has also worked for one of the nation's largest private student lenders and regularly handles matters pertaining to student lending and Department of Education regulations. His experience includes representing student loan servicers during state and federal investigations.

In addition to his regulatory practice, Mr. Slagle handles consumer financial services litigation, including merchant cash advance, TCPA, FCRA, and FDCPA matters in federal and state court, and arbitration. His litigation experience also includes administrative matters, including representing clients in relation to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervisory requests.

Recent Matters

  • Drafting ESIGN and TCPA compliant electronic contracting procedures for an online lender’s website and mobile application
  • Revising the debt collection procedures of an indirect auto finance company
  • Assisting appellate litigation involving an employer’s use of payroll cards under state wage and hour laws
  • Counseling marketplace lender on UDAAP risks associated with prospective marketing initiatives
  • Advising non-bank client on TILA remediation procedures and disclosure requirements
  • Conducting regulatory due diligence on a third-party debt collector merger target
  • Drafting social media policy for private student lender
  • Performing multi-state class action litigation risk assessment for non-bank lender

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Slagle maintains an active pro bono practice. His contributions include providing representation for a federal inmate in a petition for sentence reduction as part of the Department of Justice's Clemency Initiative, participating in the Wills for Heroes project, helping draft resources for an immigration advocacy non-profit, and representing individuals in landlord-tenant disputes.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Judicial Internships

Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2013-14


Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Business Law Division

Publications

Co-author, "Proposed Consumer Contracts Restatement Critiqued at ALI Annual Meeting," Consumer Finance Monitor blog post, June 2, 2017 

Co-author, "DOJ Files Redlining Lawsuit Against KleinBank," Ballard Spahr alert, January 30, 2017

Co-author, "Letter Warning of Lien Recordation Subject to FDCPA, Ninth Circuit Holds," Ballard Spahr alert, January 26, 2017

Author, "Human Intervention' Precludes ATDS Classification under New FCC TCPA Order, California Federal District Court Holds," Ballard Spahr alert, November 16, 2015

Author, "CFPB, DOE, Treasury Issue Joint Statement on Student Loan Servicing," CFPB Monitor blog post, October 5, 2015




Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2014, magna cum laude)
Articles Editor, Temple Law Review

Order of the Coif

University of Pittsburgh (B.A. 2011, summa cum laude)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania