Executive Change: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Attorney James Kim Joins Ballard Spahr in NYC

Ballard Spahr is pleased to announce the arrival of James Kim, a well-known consumer financial services litigator and regulatory attorney, to our office in New York City. In addition to his experience in private practice, Mr. Kim recently served as a senior enforcement attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and is uniquely positioned to help clients avoid or navigate CFPB investigations.

Mr. Kim has extensive experience with federal consumer finance laws, including UDAAP, TILA, RESPA, EFTA, and the FDCPA. He also has particular skill and experience in helping consumer finance clients with matters involving technology, such as financial technology (FinTech) and the launch of card and smartphone-related products.

In addition to his regulatory work, Mr. Kim 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. He joins the firm from the New York office of Arnold & Porter.

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