Law firms no longer inherit clients as in the past, according to Mark Stewart, Chair of Ballard Spahr as he responded to questions about shifts in the legal market in part 2 of an on-camera interview in which he also discussed white collar crime. There was a time when the top law firms shunned criminal or white collar crime, he explained, because they didn’t want to sully their hands with dealing with dealing with criminals. Today, however, the lines have blurred between what was traditionally white collar and what is now litigation and regulatory help. “It is an area of extreme importance to our clients,” he said.

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