Since President Trump's election, there has been a decrease in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-related work. Trump administration officials have essentially dismantled the federal regulatory agency, something Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky predicted back in 2016.

"We still have a fair amount of CFPB work. But that type of the work is not at the level that it was under [Richard] Cordray," said Kaplinsky, referring to the Obama administration-appointed former CFPB director.

Kaplinsky, co-leader of the firm's consumer financial services group, advised that they pivot their practice in anticipation of the CFPB changes. As a result of this adjustment, Kaplinsky said, "The volume of business in the consumer financial services group is better than it has ever been. We have more than made up for the decline."

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