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Clark Hill Attorney Joann Needleman Selected for Professional Excellence Award

May 4, 2021

The Legal Intelligencer recently announced the 2021 Professional Excellence Award winners, which highlights the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the Pennsylvania legal community. Clark Hill attorney Joann Needleman was selected in the category Law Firm Innovators. This award seeks to honor law firms, lawyers, and legal professionals who push the envelope to build their businesses.

Needleman is the creator and host of the podcast, “Credit Ecosystem to Go: Curbside Thought Leadership for Financial Services,” which provides bite-sized hot topics in the consumer finance space. Joann has produced 41 episodes since June 2020. The podcast has also raised over $1500 for various charitable causes. Credit Eco to Go draws listeners with quick run times, relevant topics, and features guests who give unique insights. The podcast also gives back to the community during such a challenging year, giving listeners an added incentive to tune in and support the podcast. By listening, they can support their community in a small way.

Needleman, Leader of Clark Hill’s Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Practice Group, is nationally recognized in the field of financial regulation. Joann has worked closely with both industry and financial services regulators to develop common sense solutions to balance regulation and consumer protection.  Joann has led several industry groups in submitting comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rulemakings in the past decade and is a recognized subject matter expert in debt collection and default management services.

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