Ross Benson is an Associate in McGlinchey’s Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group. Based in our Birmingham, Alabama office, Ross advises banks, finance companies, online lenders, and private companies in a range of industries on regulatory compliance and general business issues. He also counsels clients on matters related to vendor contracting, payment systems, privacy, and data security.
A significant component of Ross’s work involves the preparation of nationwide surveys of compliance requirements for different technologies, business models, and activities. Combining primary and secondary research, Ross will prepare a comprehensive comparative analysis of the applicable regulations in all fifty state jurisdictions. The goal is both to permit the preparation of documents that are effective in every jurisdiction, and to provide the client with an unbiased, clear-eyed basis for analyzing the validity of their planned strategy, product or market entry methodology. By investing time and effort upfront, Ross can often help his clients modify their plans to maximize opportunity and minimize risk.