Brian J. Slagle

Tel 215.864.8472
Fax 215.864.8999

Brian J. Slagle focuses his practice on providing regulatory advice to clients on state and federal consumer finance laws. He regularly assists clients with a range of compliance and transactional issues relating to licensing, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and UDAAP statutes prohibiting unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices.

Brian has also worked for one of the nation's largest private student lenders and regularly handles matters pertaining to student lending and Department of Education regulations. His experience includes representing student loan servicers during state and federal investigations.

In addition to his regulatory practice, Brian handles consumer financial services litigation, including merchant cash advance, TCPA, FCRA, and FDCPA matters in federal and state court, and arbitration. His litigation experience also includes administrative matters, including representing clients in relation to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervisory requests.

Recent Matters

  • Drafting ESIGN and TCPA compliant electronic contracting procedures for an online lender’s website and mobile application
  • Revising the debt collection procedures of an indirect auto finance company
  • Assisting appellate litigation involving an employer’s use of payroll cards under state wage and hour laws
  • Counseling marketplace lender on UDAAP risks associated with prospective marketing initiatives
  • Advising non-bank client on TILA remediation procedures and disclosure requirements
  • Conducting regulatory due diligence on a third-party debt collector merger target
  • Drafting social media policy for private student lender
  • Performing multi-state class action litigation risk assessment for non-bank lender

Pro Bono Experience

Brian maintains an active pro bono practice. His contributions include providing representation for a federal inmate in a petition for sentence reduction as part of the Department of Justice's Clemency Initiative, participating in the Wills for Heroes project, helping draft resources for an immigration advocacy non-profit, and representing individuals in landlord-tenant disputes.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Judicial Internships

Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2013-14

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Business Law Division


Co-author, "DOJ Files Redlining Lawsuit Against KleinBank," Ballard Spahr alert, January 30, 2017

Co-author, "Letter Warning of Lien Recordation Subject to FDCPA, Ninth Circuit Holds," Ballard Spahr alert, January 26, 2017

Author, "Human Intervention' Precludes ATDS Classification under New FCC TCPA Order, California Federal District Court Holds," Ballard Spahr alert, November 16, 2015

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Consumer Financial Services Outlook 2019: Student Lending," Ballard Spahr webinar, March 26, 2019

Speaker, "Additional Revisions to California's Student Loan Servicing Regulations," Education Finance Council, Alternative Education Loan Working Group, July 18, 2018

Speaker, "California's Revised Student Loan Servicing Regulations," Education Finance Council, Alternative Education Loan Working Group, June 27, 2018

Speaker, "What Legal Challenges Will 2018 Bring for Student Loan Originators and Servicers?" Ballard Spahr webinar, January 17, 2018

Guest lecturer, "Telephone Consumer Protection Act," Consumer Law, Widener University Delaware Law School, September 27, 2017

Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
Articles Editor, Temple Law Review
Order of the Coif

University of Pittsburgh (B.A., summa cum laude, 2011)

New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania