Ballard Spahr To Host Webinar on Auto Finance Industry Regulation

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2013) -- Attorneys in Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group will host an April 16 webinar on the hottest regulatory issues facing the auto finance industry.

The free webinar will include an analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's application of the disparate impact theory under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to dealer finance charge participation under retail installment sale contracts assigned to banks and finance companies.

Christopher J. Willis, Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Group’s Fair Lending Task Force and a speaker in the webinar, said the session also will include a discussion of several other key ECOA issues unique to auto finance. They include relationships with dealers, marketing and advertising, and special issues relating to collections and vehicle recovery operations.

The webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. ET and will be open to members of the financial services industry. More information and a registration link are available on the Ballard Spahr website.

About Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr LLP, a national law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 13 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. For more information, please visit


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