Paul Lantieri III, an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the John Bartram Association.

The John Bartram Association preserves, interprets, and enhances Bartram's Garden – America's oldest botanic garden – and its National Historic Landmark Bartram House and builds awareness of the Bartram legacy of botany, art, and natural science.

Mr. Lantieri's practice spans a diverse range of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on the defense of various types of investor litigation and associated proceedings.  He has defended companies and individuals in the litigation and settlement of securities, RICO, fiduciary duty, antitrust, and related claims brought in direct, class, and derivative actions in various courts.  In the intellectual property area, Mr. Lantieri primarily advises clients as to the legal aspects of advertising.