Alan S. Kaplinsky, who leads Ballard Spahr’s consumer financial services practice, says the firm can’t hire enough good people to keep up with the demand for assistance with matters related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The firm has boosted its presence in Washington, D.C., as a result of the creation of the CFPB, which Mr. Kaplinsky said would create a boom like nothing he had seen before. Mr. Kaplinsky and four other attorneys started the Consumer Financial Services Group at Ballard Spahr in 1995; the Group now has more than 100 attorneys.

A major area of growth for the firm’s D.C. office has stemmed from matters arising from security breaches. Other significant areas include the use of e-commerce and smartphone technology for banking services and social networking. And CFPB issues even inspired Ballard Spahr to create its first blog, CFPB Monitor.

Outside the firm, Mr. Kaplinsky, a longtime jazz aficionado, recently became a board member of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

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