Ballard Spahr associate Terry Grugan was interviewed by the Pennsylvania Record in a series profiling Pennsylvania lawyers.

When asked why he decided to pursue a career in white-collar defense, Mr. Grugan said, "I always saw being a lawyer as a way to help people in the system, whether it is people in the prosecution side who are protecting society from the bad guys or the defense side where I am, where we could be protecting people from unjust prosecution and unjust government interference… making sure that the people with the power are following the rules." Mr. Grugan, who is based in Philadelphia, noted just how many plaques on the Founder's Walk are dedicated to lawyers, adding, "…our nation was built on laws and lawyers and it is a vital part of our system."

Part of what has kept Mr. Grugan at Ballard Spahr for the past 10 years is the firm's unique pro bono focus. He said, "Pro bono work is the identity of the firm," adding he appreciates how Ballard Spahr "uses our skills to help people. The people here at the firm are also highly professional, highly likeable, it's a good crowd to work with and there are nothing but brilliant hardworking lawyers here."

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