Christopher J. Willis, a Ballard Spahr partner in the firm’s consumer financial services practice, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

Founded in 1996, the College recognizes attorneys who are particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and are dedicated to improving and enhancing the practice of consumer financial services law and the profession. Membership is by invitation only.

“The regulatory and enforcement landscape in consumer financial services law is constantly shifting, and the College plays an important role in ensuring that the industry has access to the highest-quality legal advice,” said Mr. Willis, who is known for his work in in financial services regulatory and litigation matters. “I am privileged to be able to join its ranks.”

Mr. Willis is the seventh attorney from Ballard Spahr to be admitted to the College. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, Mr. Willis devotes a significant portion of his practice to assisting clients in responding to civil investigative demands and examinations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mr. Willis also chairs the firm’s Collection Documentation Task Force and Fair Lending Task Force. Mr. Willis was recognized in the 2013-2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of banking and finance litigation. He has spoken extensively on issues affecting the consumer financial services industry.

“Chris has distinguished himself through both his day-to-day practice and his promotion of learning and scholarship,” said Alan S. Kaplinsky, who leads the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group and was the College’s first President. “He is already recognized as a leading consumer financial services attorney, and his membership in the College validates his excellence in this area.”

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