Articles & Interviews


A Hot Blawg for a Hot Area: CFPB Monitor has emerged as the must-read blog in the consumer finance world

One of the ABA’s Top 100 Blawgs for four straight years, Ballard Spahr’s CFPB Monitor sets itself apart with its laser focus on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the first of a continuing series of interviews focused on top bloggers in the top legal blogging network, LexBlog...

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Getting Closer To A National Transmission Grid

Editor: Please tell our readers about your background. You were Chief of Staff and Counselor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 1990 to 1993 and have been active in various capacities in shaping U.S. energy policy. Shafferman: I had the privilege of being at FERC at a time...

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What Lies Ahead In The Real Estate And Financial Services Industries

Editor: Describe, in broad terms, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the Troubled Asset Relief Program. De Simone: The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA), among other things, authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to create a program pursuant to which the...

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