Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend's Financial Institutions Team Grows in Atlanta

Ross Speier Joins as Partner; Brings a Decade of Financial Services Expertise

ATLANTA (JANUARY 10) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Ross Speier has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a partner on its nationally recognized Financial Institutions Team. He was previously at Alston & Bird.

For over a decade, Mr. Speier has counseled banks, non-bank lenders, loan servicers, payment processors, and related service providers, including FinTech companies, regarding state and federal regulation of consumer financial products and services, as well as regulations and guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and FTC. He has advised both banks and non-banking entities on a wide array of consumer regulatory matters, including fair lending, credit reporting, debt collection, usury and fee restrictions, privacy, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, and payments-related matters. Mr. Speier also has experience in counselling credit card issuers and retail installment credit sellers on compliance-related matters.  
“Ross’s years of experience in advising financial institutions and FinTech companies on consumer finance regulatory and bank regulatory matters positions him to grow and expand the firm’s existing and potential practices in this area,” said Ben Barkley, Kilpatrick Townsend Corporate Department Chair. “His background will be beneficial to clients in multiple practices including our Financial Institutions, Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, and FinTech practices, where business opportunities remain strong. We welcome Ross to the firm.”

“Kilpatrick Townsend provides an agile platform that will strategically leverage my expertise,” said Ross Speier. “I look forward to assisting new and existing clients in diverse industries such as FinTech, banking, consumer credit, real estate, privacy and data security, healthcare and insurance, on financial services regulatory and compliance matters. I look forward to meeting my new colleagues and the firm’s outstanding clients.”

Mr. Speier earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a B.S. from Tulane University. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” 2023 edition. 

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