Ballard Spahr said attorney Glen Trudel will join the firm as a partner. Trudel is well known for his work on financial services and banking regulatory matters.

Trudel’s experience in the acquisition and divestiture of credit card and financial portfolios will expand the firm’s already powerful financial services and banking regulatory capability. The former Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz partner also advises state and federal banking entities on formation and licensing issues in Delaware.

“Glen brings so many good things to Ballard and to our Delaware office,” Chair Mark Stewart said. “He will add an important dimension — credit card transactional work — to our nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services practice. And his corporate skills will be a welcome addition to our practice in Delaware, where Glen is well known and well regarded.”

Prior to his partnership at Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, Trudel was the senior vice president and counsel at MBNA America, which was later acquired by Bank of America (BAC).

Trudel will be a member of Ballard Spahr’s Bank Regulation and Supervision Group and its Transactional Finance Group in addition to his new role in the Consumer Financial Services Group.

“We have been looking for many years to add an experienced banking and consumer financial services attorney to our Wilmington office because many of our clients are located there,” said Alan Kaplinsky, who leads the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group.