With more than 200 attorneys in 15 offices nationwide, our litigation practice is the firm's largest. It draws from a deep bench of talented litigators to represent clients in cases ranging from securities class actions and contractual disputes to patent infringement matters and federal and state appeals.

Ballard Spahr has been recognized as a leading law firm for litigation since 2004 by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. We represent an impressive range of national and international clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, across a number of areas. Our clients retain us for our ability to identify the business problem at the core of a dispute, formulate a legal strategy to obtain the best result, and skillfully advocate their position in court, in agency and administrative proceedings, and before arbitration panels.

Our litigators are fully experienced in taking the largest and most complex cases to trial, as plaintiff or defense counsel. We appear before state and federal courts and grand juries throughout the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as all manner of boards and tribunals worldwide. Our experience encompasses major multidistrict litigation.

Among our clients are Fortune 100 companies, major manufacturers, franchisors, and other leading businesses across the country, including in the chemical, energy, financial services, health care, life sciences, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, communications, manufacturing, and professional sports industries. We also represent state and local governments and their entities.

Our Approach in every case

In every lawsuit, we identify underlying business issues and their implications, then plan a course of action to obtain the best result for the client. Sometimes this approach results in our recommending the conventional path. But often it results in our proposing a different course, one that ultimately is far more consistent with our client's interest and greatly enhances the prospects for a favorable result. Our litigators are steeped in this notion and have obtained countless "best outcomes," as defined by the client, in forums throughout the country.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We resolve many cases long before a full trial, however, because our litigators possess significant skill and success with arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution methods. We have developed ADR programs that enable clients to control individual cases and mass tort actions without public scrutiny and the excessive cost of litigation.

resulting Efficiencies

Our approach to litigation is of great benefit to our clients. It results in reduced cycle time, more effective budgeting, and increased opportunity for early resolution while also bolstering trial readiness.


Geoffrey A. Kahn
Tel 215.864.8219