Scott M. Pearson

Ballard Spahr LLP

SCOTT M. PEARSON is a partner with Ballard Spahr LLP. His practice focuses 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, and others. Mr. Pearson leads Ballard Spahr’s Marketplace Lending Task Force, 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.