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McGlinchey Stafford grows Financial Services capabilities with Birmingham new hires

October 29, 2019

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Ross Benson and Lacy Triplett have joined the firm’s national Commercial Litigation and Financial Services Compliance and Litigation practice groups in Birmingham.

McGlinchey’s Birmingham office, which opened in 2015, houses a staff of 12, including eight attorneys focusing on financial services, real estate, tax, cybersecurity, class actions, insurance defense, and products liability law.

Lacy represents firm clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation and financial services litigation matters in the federal and state courts. Primarily, she defends consumer financial services litigation claims in lender liability actions in state and federal courts on behalf of national and state banks, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions.

She previously defended broker-dealers in securities litigation before the Financial Institution Regulation Authority (FINRA). While in law school, Lacy clerked for the Office of the Governor and interned with the Honorable Charles R. Malone with the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Alabama, and the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review in Memphis.

Ross provides regulatory and compliance counsel to financial service companies including banks, finance companies, mortgage companies, and online lenders concerning consumer loan documentation, e-commerce, underwriting, licensing, state and federal regulatory examinations and investigations, acquisitions and divestitures, warehouse and other commercial financing, insurance, and structured finance.

He brings to the firm transactional experience in the real estate development context. He previously worked as a Clerk for to the Honorable Michael G. Graffeo of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama.

“McGlinchey Stafford is committed to fully servicing financial institutions through its compliance, regulatory, corporate, litigation, and transactional teams across our national footprint,” said Chris Bottcher who leads the firm’s Birmingham office. “Adding Ross and Lacy to our team will enhance our Birmingham office’s ability to serve the needs of Alabama companies nationwide, and we are thrilled with our continued growth in this market.”

“We are excited to build on the firm’s existing Business Banking capabilities for financial institutions doing business in Alabama with a hire of Ross’s caliber,” said Mark Edelman, Chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group.

“Lacy brings diverse experience and a unique perspective to bear for our commercial and financial services litigation clients in Birmingham and nationwide,” said Anthony Rollo, who chairs the firm’s national Commercial Litigation practice group.

Lawyers working in Alabama banks are invited by McGlinchey’s Birmingham Financial Services teams to “Emerging Issues in Banking Law,” a free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at The Club. Registration requested at https://bit.ly/2BHRwqz.