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Len is the managing partner of the Philadelphia office, a member of the Financial Industry Group, and founded and chairs the firm's Financial Services Regulatory Group (FSRG). He concentrates his practice in the representation of banks, mortgage bankers and finance companies in providing consumer credit compliance advice on federal, Pennsylvania and New Jersey laws and regulations. The FSRG provides compliance advice on credit card, auto finance, deposit, residential mortgage and other retail finance products. Len is nationally known for expertise with federal Truth-in-Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and similar laws, and works regularly with federal and state financial services regulators.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1983, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1980, B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1980, B.S.

  • Founder of the New Jersey State Bar Association Consumer Finance Committee
  • Past chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Banking Law Section, 1999–2000
  • Past chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section (1999) and Young Lawyers Division (1989)
  • Elected to the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys
  • Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law
  • ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee: Pro Bono Sub Committee
  • Recognized in Chambers USA in 2007, 2012, 2014, and 2016 - 2017 as one of America's leading banking and finance lawyers
  • Named a Super Lawyer by New Jersey Super Lawyers for banking (2005-2016)
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in banking by Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition magazine
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Banking Law for over 20 years
  • Selected as a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • President, Adath Israel Synagogue, Merion Station, PA, 2003–2005
  • Board President, Support Center for Child Advocates, 2007–2011 (www.advokid.org)
  • Board Member, American-Israeli Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters National Organization – Pro Bono Counsel, 2010–2012
  • Board Member, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Board Member, Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces – Greater Philadelphia Chapter
  • University of Pennsylvania Class of '80 – Chair, Community Service Committee
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interviewing – Chair, Main Line Committee