James Kim > Ballard Spahr LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
1675 BROADWAY
19TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019-5820
NEW YORK
United States
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Work Department

Business and Transactions

Position

Partner and co-leader of Fintech and Payments Team

Career

James Kim co-leads Ballard Spahr’s Fintech and Payments Team. He advises Fintechs, banks, investors, and other clients regarding federal and state consumer financial laws and regulations, including Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act (UDAAP), TILA, RESPA, EFTA, and the FCRA. He helps clients navigate examinations and investigations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and various state agencies.

James also assists clients with product development, regulatory due diligence, and matters involving cutting-edge issues, such as financial technology, data aggregation, credit and prepaid cards, and marketplace lending.

Memberships

Morgenthau Alumni Group

New York City Bar Association

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

Education

Cornell Law School (J.D. 1999)

Brown University (B.A. 1994)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

Ballard Spahr LLP has established an extremely good reputation for banking, payments and financial services regulatory advice. The multi-disciplinary practice is especially good at defending clients against regulatory enforcement actions and investigations. On the transactional side it assists major banks in developing in-house products and relationships with technology companies. New York’s James Kim and Minneapolis-based partner Ronald Vaske jointly lead the fintech and payments team, which includes Washington DC-based privacy and data security partner Kim Phan. Philadelphia’s Peter Jaslow co-leads the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency group, while recently promoted New York partner Judy Mok is active in the payments arena. In Philadelphia, consumer financial services co-head Mark Furlettiknows everything that could be known about financial regulations’.