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James Kim

James Kim

Ballard Spahr LLP

New York, NY, USA


James advises companies and individuals in matters involving financial regulation and litigation, and the myriad of federal consumer financial laws, such as Title X of Dodd-Frank (UDAAP), TILA, RESPA, EFTA, and the FDCPA.  He has represented clients in examinations and investigations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and various state and local agencies.  His practice focuses on cutting-edge issues, including financial technology (FinTech), mobile financial services, and marketplace lending.

In addition to his regulatory work, James has tried, as first or second chair, more than 20 cases to verdict, and has briefed criminal and civil appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York State Appellate Division.

James recently served as a senior enforcement attorney with the CFPB where he coordinated with the OCC, FDIC, Federal Communications Commission, and state authorities.  He was lead counsel in the CFPB’s first enforcement actions involving mobile payments and was a member of the credit card/prepaid card/emerging payments issue team that helped coordinate enforcement activity with other offices at the Bureau.  He also helped manage relationships with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, state attorneys general, and state banking regulators, and drafted sections of the Office of Enforcement’s internal policies and procedures.

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