Scott M. Pearson—a litigation partner in Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group—has been named a "2018 Client Service All-Star" by BTI Consulting Group. BTI’s Client Service All-Stars list honors attorneys identified by in-house counsel "as delivering the absolute best client service." Mr. Pearson was one of only two consumer financial services lawyers in the country to receive this honor.

"It's nice to be recognized, but the award really reflects the hard work our entire team puts in to every matter we handle for our clients," said Mr. Pearson. "I'm extremely fortunate to work with such a talented and dedicated group."

BTI is a leading provider of strategic, client-based research in the legal community and has been producing its All-Stars list for nearly two decades. In their 2018 report, BTI identified six traits of Client Service All-Stars: putting the client’s needs and goals first, providing a consistently superior client experience, displaying exceptional legal skills, understanding the client’s business, delivering outsized value, and being an innovative thought leader.

Said Alan S. Kaplinsky, a leader of Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group: "Scott is everything BTI says he is. He’s an exceptional lawyer with a diverse range of skills and a rock solid commitment to getting outstanding results for his clients. He goes the extra mile."

Mr. Pearson represents clients across the country in regulatory enforcement actions, class action lawsuits, and other complex business litigation. He also advises on regulatory compliance and other litigation avoidance measures. Mr. Pearson is widely regarded as one of the preeminent authorities on the unique issues facing the Fintech industry. He leads Ballard Spahr’s nationally recognized Marketplace Lending team, which focuses on representing Fintech companies and their business partners in financial services compliance and litigation matters.

Mr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and has served on the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 2007.

Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group is among the largest and best regarded in the legal industry. The Group was recently named a "Practice Group of the Year" by Law360 and is one of only a few consumer financial services practices to have been ranked year after year in the top tier by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.