Press Release

Ballard Spahr Names David Armstrong Phoenix Office Managing Partner

March 1, 2022

David J. Armstrong—a partner with Ballard Spahr’s Environment and Natural Resource Group—has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Phoenix office.

Mr. Armstrong, a member of the firm's Expanded Board, advises clients nationally on environmental issues involved in corporate and real estate transactions and on regulatory compliance matters. He also litigates environmental matters for industrial, manufacturing, and commercial clients across the country. He is a leader both personally and professionally—earning leading lawyer status in environmental law from Chambers USA and Best Lawyers. He also is a member and past Board Chairman of the Arizona Food Bank Network

“Our office is a pivotal part of the greater Phoenix and Arizona business communities,” Mr. Armstrong said. “I look forward to building from a position of strength, adding to our extraordinary bench of talent, expanding our service offerings, and continuing to help clients navigate the complex challenges they face.”

Mr. Armstrong succeeds Stephen M. Savage as Managing Partner. Mr. Savage is one of the founding partners of Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office and will continue to serve as Senior Counsel with the firm. 

Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office has more than 30 lawyers, serving clients in corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, finance, and real estate. Their clients span the life sciences, real estate, education, manufacturing, financial services, and technology industries. 

For media inquiries, please contact Will Ashenmacher at 612.371.5792.



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