Ballard Spahr’s already substantial consumer financial services practice is preparing for an increase in consumer lawsuits in New York as a result of new state and federal regulations.

The firm recently said that it has hired litigator Justin Angelo for its New York office. Mr. Angelo defends banks and nonbanks in cases brought under the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

"We expect to handle a high volume of consumer financial services litigation in New York as a result of the avalanche of rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the aggressive posture of the New York State Department of Financial Services and attorney general," Alan S. Kaplinsky, head of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group, said in a press release.

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