Ross has advised counsel for numerous public and private firms on issues ranging from securities and bank regulations to structuring corporate transactions. This experience provides him with the knowledge needed to effectively represent his clients in the securities and financial services industries. Ross Speier is counsel in Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group. As a member of the Consumer Financial Services team, Ross counsels banks and financial services providers on federal and state banking laws, with a focus on credit products such as secured and unsecured loans, credit and debit cards, student and auto loans, and FinTech/eCommerce products. Ross advises lenders and servicers on compliance with consumer finance regulations including the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and UDAAP laws, as well as related rules and guidance issued by the CFPB, FTC, and state banking regulators. Ross has worked closely with financial institutions to develop policies and procedures, as well as consumer-facing agreements and communications, designed to ensure compliance with applicable law. Additionally, Ross has guided clients through a variety of corporate transactions, and has advised public companies on securities regulations and corporate governance. During law school, Ross was selected for a field placement with the SEC and served as a securities counsel extern for Coca-Cola, and also participated in Emory Law School’s Supreme Court Advocacy Program where he drafted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court which was cited by Justice Breyer. Ross is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” 2023 edition.