Ballard Spahr has been recognized as a national Fintech market leader, earning Top Law Firm finalist honors at the LendIt Fintech Industry Awards. The firm was chosen for its "deep expertise, unique value, and commitment to clients."

This is the second time Ballard Spahr has been chosen for the prestigious industry award, which will be handed out at the LendIt Fintech USA 2019 conference in San Francisco on April 9. The conference is the world's leading event in financial services innovation in Fintech, digital banking, Blockchain, and lending.

"We have a national practice representing many of the top players in a quickly changing, highly competitive area of law, so this conference is always fun for us," said Scott M. Pearson, a Los Angeles-based partner who co-leads Ballard Spahr's Marketplace Lending Team. "It's exciting work and an honor to be nominated alongside this outstanding group of innovators."

Ballard Spahr has been recognized as a Top Law Firm finalist every year the LendIt Industry Awards has had the Fintech category. Finalists are selected from applicants across the world by dozens of industry leaders, including CEOs, investors, and members of the financial press.

The firm's Marketplace Lending practice represents companies of all sizes in every segment of the Fintech ecosystem. Its attorneys advise on the structuring of customer-facing products; negotiates deals with banks, investors, and senior lenders; performs regulatory diligence; and represents clients in lawsuits and government investigations. Clients range from the largest commercial and investment banks in the world to entrepreneurial banks, online lenders, and service providers to Fintech companies.

The Consumer Financial Services Group at Ballard Spahr is nationally recognized for excellence in guiding the launch of new financial products, helping clients navigate federal and state consumer credit laws, and in litigation defense and avoidance.

For more information about the LendIt Fintech Industry Awards, visit www.lendit.com/usa/2019/awards.