Ballard Spahr has created a Collection Documentation Task Force composed of lawyers from the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group. The task force is designed to help companies deal with the increase in documentation-related scrutiny in the mortgage foreclosure process and in the collection of consumer debts.

“We have already begun to see, and defend against, lawsuits attacking collection documentation used by non-mortgage lenders, and there is growing interest by governmental agencies and consumer advocacy groups in this issue,” said Task Force Chair Christopher J. Willis, a litigation partner in the firm’s Atlanta office.