Balch & Bingham Launches Consumer Finance Litigation Blog, Past Due
Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its consumer finance litigation blog, Past Due, a resource that will provide timely legal developments and insights impacting the consumer credit industry.
Past Due will monitor changes in case law, regulations, and legislation to help companies navigate their compliance, enforcement, and litigation issues. Through the blog, Balch attorneys will provide insight regarding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and consumer bankruptcy litigation, as well as state and federal Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices acts and regulations (UDAAP).
Balch’s Consumer Finance Litigation Practice attorneys have handled hundreds of individual lawsuits and class actions and regularly take consumer finance cases to decision, knowing how and when to litigate or when to settle. The practice includes attorneys who have argued issues of first impression before federal district courts and courts of appeals and have been co-counsel at the U.S. Supreme Court .
Jason Tompkins, editor of Past Due, has coordinated nationwide defense strategy on consumer finance issues of first impression, and in 2017 helped advance an Eleventh Circuit class action – Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson – to the Supreme Court of the United States, which published a favorable decision. Jason is a partner located in the Birmingham office and focuses on consumer litigation defense of individual and class action lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels. He acts as regional and national counsel for several financial services clients who trust him to coordinate defense strategy across numerous jurisdictions. In the past three years, Jason has been lead counsel on more than 250 individual cases and approximately 20 class actions involving claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA.
The blog’s co-editor, Jonathan Hoffmann, focuses on consumer and financial services compliance and litigation. He regularly represents clients in bankruptcy litigation, complex business disputes, and loan workouts, and advises clients on best practices regarding consumer credit issues.
This year, Balch was recognized by Corporate Counsel affiliate ALM Legal Intelligence as one of the top ten law firms nationwide that are most called upon to serve clients in the finance and insurance industries. The report employed data from ALM Legal Intelligence’s 2017 Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies Survey which analyzed Fortune 1000 companies and their legal representation by outside counsel to discover which law firms are winning the most business in these sectors. Balch was recognized for its ongoing representation of companies operating in the financial and insurance sectors.