Ballard Spahr lured a civil trial lawyer from Kaye Scholer with expertise handling cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts across the country to enhance its litigation team in Los Angeles.

Peter L. Haviland joined Ballard Spahr as a partner and will continue to focus his practice on high-stakes trials and appeals. He has represented E.I du Pont de Nemours & Co. in product liability and commercial litigation and Exxon Mobil Corp. in mass tort and environmental matters. He also has acted as outside general counsel for recorded music companies in entertainment and media cases.

“(Ballard Spahr) is a longstanding and well-respected part of the DuPont preferred law firm network and have been expanding their areas of representation for DuPont, which is also a client of mine,” Mr. Haviland said. “I am also impressed by their commitment to serving global clients with diverse teams and fostering an environment where people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and lawyers from other diverse backgrounds succeed.”

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