Financial law firm Ballard Spahr formed a specialized group to help banking clients defend against growing lending violation claims.

Its team of attorneys at the Washington-based firm will guide compliance and analyze data beneath the discrimination claims.

"We have attorneys throughout the firm with massive fair-lending experience. The task force pools our knowledge and know-how to deliver industry news, legal counsel and business solutions to clients under the time pressures of fair lending issues," said Christopher Willis, a partner with the firm.

Jon Prior