Alan Kaplinsky > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
United States

Work Department

Consumer Financial Services Group


Senior Counsel and former longtime Practice Leader of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group


Alan Kaplinsky is the former longtime Practice Leader of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group, which has more than 80 lawyers in 13 offices. Alan devotes his practice exclusively to managing the Group and counseling financial institutions on bank regulatory and transactional matters, particularly consumer financial services law, and defending financial institutions that have been sued by consumers in individual and class action lawsuits and by government enforcement agencies.

Admissions: Pennsylvania, New York, U.S. Supreme Court


Member, Financial Services Advisors, Consumer Financial Services Law Report

The Business Lawyer (a publication of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section) Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law


ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee, Past Chair

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, first President

PLI Consumer Financial Services Annual Institute, Co-Chair for 24 years

Advisor to American Law Institute Restatement of the Law Third, Consumer Contracts


Boston College Law School (J.D. 1970);
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business (B.S. 1967)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

Ballard Spahr LLP is widely recognized by peers for its expertise in the consumer lending space. The practice is highly active in government relations matters, representing clients facing investigations by federal regulators as well as by state-level attorneys general and regulators across the country. The team is also regularly engaged by clients to handle class actions, with particular focuses on student lending matters and alleged breaches of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The firm’s compliance and litigation practices are integrated, with Christopher Willis, Mark Furletti and Daniel McKenna leading the combined consumer financial services group. Alan Kaplinsky and Stefanie Jackman are also key figures in the team, with Jackman focused on debt collection and Kaplinsky specialising in matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Kaplinsky, Furtelli and McKenna are based in Philadelphia, while Jackman and Willis are based in Atlanta.