Nearly 15 years after leaving the firm to become general counsel of longtime client Triumph Group, John B. Wright II has returned to Ballard Spahr.

Wright will serve as senior counsel in the firm's manufacturing industry group, which represents clients in dealing with regulatory obligations, shareholder demands, and managing throughput issues. He will focus his practice specifically on corporate governance, securities regulation, and complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.

"It is a happy occasion, both from a personal and a business standpoint, when a good partner returns to the firm," Ballard Spahr Chairman Mark Stewart said in a statement. "John has much to offer our lawyers and clients in the way of business know-how, industry knowledge, and the in-house perspective."

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