Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau examiner-in-charge Bowen “Bo” Ranney has joined Ballard Spahr's New York office, in the Consumer Financial Services Group. Mr. Ranney worked in both enforcement and compliance in his three years at the Bureau, including serving a lead role on the team that prepared the CFPB's first temporary restraining order application.

Alan S. Kaplinsky, the head of Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group, told Law360: "As the scope of the CFPB's authority continues to grow, it is important that clients have as much information as possible. Bo will provide our clients with rare insights into the Division of Supervision, Fair Lending and Enforcement."

Mr. Ranney has been involved in cases dealing with alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. He said his stint with the CFPB let him see how its divisions interacted with one another: "I had a great overview of the bureau as it began to get its feet under it in the first couple of years."

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