• 50 percent of our January 2021 partner class self-identify as women or lawyers of color.
  • The Firm is a signatory to the Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance.
  • As part of LCLD’s Leaders at the Front Pledge, Mark Stewart pledged a personal commitment to specific, meaningful, and measure organizational changes that advance diversity and inclusion.
  • The firm was ranked 5th for the highest representation of women equity partners and 12th for female attorneys among comparably-sized firms in the 2020 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report.
  • Named a 2020 Working Mother Best Law Firm for Women.
  • 2020 Yale Law Women Report Top Firm for Promotion Practices and Parental and Caregiver Leave
  • Received a 100 percent rating in the 2020 edition of Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index

  • Received the 2019 Diversity & Flexibility Alliance "Tipping the Scales" Award.

  • Named to WomenInc. magazine's 2019 list of Top 100 Law Firms for Women.

  • From 2011 through 2020, 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.

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

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

  • Awarded the Mortgage Bankers Association's first Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award for Organizational 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 a recipient of the Associated Black Charities' Change Agents Award. The award recognizes leaders in the effort to bring greater diversity to the legal profession.