Biography

Scott Pearson is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group.  He focuses his practice on the defense of regulatory enforcement actions and class actions, other complex business litigation, and regulatory compliance counseling.  Martindale-Hubbell rates Mr. Pearson “at the highest level of professional excellence.”  He has been called “a true expert in complex litigation and consumer class actions” and “a no-nonsense bulldog lawyer who is highly respected by his peers and the judiciary.”
Prominent companies regularly entrust Mr. Pearson with matters involving bet-the-company exposure or extreme complexity, such as overlapping claims being pursued simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions by federal regulators, state Attorneys General, and class action plaintiffs.  He also serves as a trusted strategic business advisor, drawing on more than twenty years of experience.  His clients include national banks and other financial services firms, institutional investors, sports and entertainment companies, retailers, real estate firms, and others.

Mr. Pearson leads Ballard Spahr’s Marketplace Lending Team, which focuses on the representation of FinTech companies and their business partners.  He is widely recognized as one of the preeminent authorities on the unique issues facing that industry. 

Mr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, which is open only to “those lawyers . . . who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing and published writings.”  He also has been recognized in the category of Financial Services Regulation by The Legal 500 United States, based on factors including very strong technical ability, prestige of clients, credibility with top clients, historical track record on top deals/cases, and perception in the market.