Marjorie J. Peerce, a Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman partner and noted white collar defense litigator, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Foundation. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the nonprofit Federal Bar Council, based in White Plains, New York.

The Federal Bar Council is an organization of attorneys who practice in federal courts within the Second Circuit. The Council is dedicated to promoting excellence in federal practice and fellowship among its member attorneys, as well as fostering respectful relations between the bench and bar. The Foundation helps the Council carry out its mission by providing financial support to promote historical exhibits, lectures, educational programs, and publications.

“The Foundation is an important partner to the Council, enabling it to pursue many worthwhile activities designed to improve legal scholarship and the practice of law within the Second Circuit,” Ms. Peerce said. “I’m honored to have been elected to the Board, and I look forward to assisting the Foundation.”

Said Charles A. Stillman, Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman: “Marjorie is an outstanding litigator at both the state and federal level, and she is deeply committed to strengthening the legal profession. These qualities will serve her well as a member of the Federal Bar Foundation Board.”

Ms. Peerce focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory matters, and complex civil litigation. She represents both individuals and institutions in New York state and federal courts, as well as in federal districts around the country. Her work includes cases involving violation of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, and a wide variety of matters arising from alleged fraud. In addition, she has an active civil practice.

Ms. Peerce is Co-Chair of the Sentencing Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and past President of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a premier defense lawyers’ organization composed of 240 of the state’s preeminent white collar lawyers.

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