Kaley N. Schafer

Washington, DC

Kaley Schafer is an associate in the firm’s Business and Transaction Department, focusing on consumer financial services matters. Kaley has a background in regulatory compliance and counsels on BSA/AML requirements, as well as other federal consumer financial regulations, including TILA, HMDA, FCRA, and FDCPA.

Prior to her role at Ballard Spahr, Kaley served as Director of Regulatory Compliance at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, where she lead the regulatory compliance team in developing new compliance materials and tools for NAFCU members. She also has experience analyzing proposed and final regulations for credit union impacts, building a working group of credit union members to meet and discuss compliance and operational issues, and presenting credit union concerns to regulators.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member, Business Law Section, Credit Unions Committees

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Recipient, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, Recipient, NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and NAFCU Certified Bank Secrecy Officer (NCBSO)

Board Memberships & Community Service

Founder/Former President of Orange County, CA, alumni chapter of Washington State University



Western State University College of Law (J.D. 2013)
Business Law Certification
Exemplary Public Service Certificate

Washington State University (B.A. 2009)



District of Columbia