• From 2011 through 2019, we earned Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for our success in providing professional opportunities and leadership roles for women attorneys.

  • 66 percent of our 2019 partner class self-identify as women or lawyers of color.

  • Named a 2019 Working Mother Best Law Firm for Women.

  • Ballard Spahr is a signatory of The Business Statement for Transgender Equality.

  • 100 percent rating in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

  • Ballard Spahr has been ranked as one of the top 10 law firms of its size for minority lawyers by Law360's Diversity Snapshot.

  • In 2019, American Lawyer magazine ranked Ballard Spahr 15th among all major U.S. law firms for our percentage of female equity partners.

  • The firm was ranked 11th for female attorneys among comparably sized firms in the 2019 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report.

  • Awarded the Mortgage Bankers Association's first Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award for Organizational Diversity.

  • Firm Chair Mark Stewart participated as a panelist in the Mortgage Bankers Association's Summit on Diversity.

  • Ballard Spahr and Mr. Stewart have been recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal as recipients of the magazine's Diversity Leader Award.

  • Mr. Stewart is the 2016 recipient of the Associated Black Charities' Change Agents Award. The award recognizes leaders in the effort to bring greater diversity to the legal profession.

  • Mark Stewart is the 2015 recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment and has made a substantial contribution in the Philadelphia area to diversity; and promotes full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.