Press Release

Ballard Spahr Lawyers and Practices Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

October 11, 2023

Three Ballard Spahr practices and 22 of the firm’s attorneys are recognized in the 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to the leading litigation law firms and lawyers around the world.”

Benchmark Litigation ranks Ballard Spahr as “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in Pennsylvania, and as “Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in Colorado and Minnesota.
In addition, Benchmark Litigation named Ballard Spahr lawyers from across its offices and litigation practices as Litigation Stars, Labor & Employment Stars, or Future Stars based on their achievements.

Benchmark Litigation conducts its research through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists, and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Rankings are based on recent casework handled.

Below are Ballard Spahr attorneys who are recognized as Litigation or Labor & Employment Stars, along with practice areas in which they are recognized:

Litigation Stars

David L. Axelrod – White Collar Crime, Securities, and Banking and Financial Services
Elizabeth S. Fenton – Securities and Commercial Litigation
John C. Grugan – Securities and White Collar Crime
Hara K. Jacobs – Intellectual Property
Leslie E. John – Competition/Antitrust and Securities
Stephen J. Kastenberg – Commercial Litigation and Securities
Timothy D. Katsiff – Securities
Brian W. LaCorte – Intellectual Property
Jason A. Leckerman – Competition/Antitrust, Product Liability, and Commercial Litigation
David J. Margules – Insurance and Commercial Litigation
Leita Walker – Litigation Star; Commercial Litigation

Labor & Employment Stars

Meredith S. Dante
Shannon D. Farmer
David S. Fryman
Brian D. Pedrow

These attorneys are recognized as Future Stars:

Meredith S. Dante (Litigation)
Craig C. Hoffman
William B. Igoe
Paul Lantieri III
Daniel JT McKenna
Raymond A. Quaglia
Michael P. Robotti
Elizabeth A. Sloan

No aspect of these rankings is approved or endorsed by any judicial body.

For media inquiries, please contact Bill Shralow at 215.864.8195.

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