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Ballard Spahr's Meredith Dante Named to Philadelphia Business Journal's Prestigious 40 Under 40 List

April 6, 2022

Meredith S. Dante, a partner in Ballard Spahr’s national Labor and Employment Group, has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list of rising business, professional, and civic leaders.

The list recognizes 40 Philadelphia-area professionals under age 40 who demonstrate outstanding leadership in business and exceptional commitment to their communities. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony May 19 and profiled in a special supplement in the Business Journal’s May 20 print and online editions.

Ms. Dante advises and represents employers across industries in a broad range of labor and employment issues and disputes. She partners with clients to identify issues proactively and devise legal solutions that are specifically tailored to the client's workforce and business needs. She routinely handles internal audits and compliance matters, as well as internal workplace investigations, and defends clients in in single-plaintiff, class, and collective actions across the spectrum of employment laws. Her clients include both publicly traded and private companies across sectors, as well as health systems and institutions of higher education.

With an active pro bono practice, Ms. Dante assists clients in a variety of matters, ranging from child adoption proceedings to internal investigations. She is a frequent speaker on labor and employment legal topics for a number of nationwide professional organizations.

Ms. Dante serves as Ballard Spahr’s Firmwide Hiring Partner, with responsibility for entry-level attorney hiring across the firm’s 15 offices nationwide. She is a member of Ballard Spahr’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and serves as Co-chair of Ballard Women Philadelphia, the local arm of the firm-wide business resource group, which supports the success and advancement of female lawyers and clients.

In addition, inspired in part by her mother’s experience as a breast cancer survivor, Ms. Dante has had the privilege of serving on the board of “one of the most incredible organizations” – Living Beyond Breast Cancer – for nearly six years and currently serves as the organization’s Secretary.

For media inquiries, please contact Bill Shralow at 215.864.8195.

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