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Ballard Spahr's Marjorie Peerce Elected as a Vice President of NYC Bar Association

May 20, 2021

Marjorie J. Peerce, a Ballard Spahr partner and accomplished litigator who focuses on white-collar defense, has been elected as a Vice President of the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA). With more than 25,000 members, the NYCBA is one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most influential bar organizations.

Long active in NYCBA leadership, Ms. Peerce had served as Chair of the Association’s Board of Directors since May 2020 and has been on the Board—formerly known as the Executive Committee—since 2017. She also formerly served as Chair of the NYCBA’s Criminal Law Committee, which works to improve the quality, fairness, and effectiveness of the criminal justice system, and has served on the Mass Incarceration Task Force for many years

Ms. Peerce serves as Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s New York office, a member of the firm's Elected Board, and a founder and leader of the firm’s Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency team. During a distinguished career spanning more than three decades, Ms. Peerce has handled high-stakes and high-profile civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts in New York and in federal courts across the country.

Her numerous awards and recognitions for legal excellence and service to the public and profession include the New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono Service Award, the Woman Leader in the Law Award from The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, and the New York Law Journal's Lawyers Who Lead by Example Public Service Award. She also dedicates substantial time to pro bono work and serves on the Leadership Team of the Firm’s Racial Justice and Equality Initiative, a pro bono plan of action launched last year amidst the unprecedented national reckoning on historic racial injustice and inequity, and dedicated to combating them through litigation.

Founded in 1870, the NYCBA works to maintain the high ethical standards of the legal profession, provides services to the profession and the public, and promotes reform of the law and access to justice. Through the work of more than 150 committees, the NYCBA addresses legal and public policy issues ranging from administrative law practice to supporting women in the legal profession.

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