Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP announced today that it has 88 leading lawyers and 22 leading practices in this year's Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business annual rankings.

In the national practice category, Ballard Spahr received the highest ranking in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Financial Services Regulation and was recognized for Investment Funds: REITs. In state categories, four practices were ranked in the highest band: Environment, Pennsylvania; Intellectual Property, Georgia; Real Estate, Maryland; and Real Estate, Pennsylvania.

Sixteen other practices were recognized as leading practices in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah. Two of them, Corporate/M&A – Arizona and Labor & Employment – Arizona, are first-time ranked practices. In addition, Ballard Spahr received 88 leading lawyer designations, up from 67 last year.

Chambers compiled and released the rankings after exhaustive client interviews, peer reviews, and independent research. The rankings are independent and objective and reflect the "criteria most valued by clients," such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, and value for money.

Ballard Spahr 2009 Chambers USA Leading Practices

National
Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Financial Services Regulation (Band 1)
Investment Funds : REITs

Arizona
Corporate/M&A
Labor & Employment

Colorado
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Real Estate

Georgia
Intellectual Property (Band 1)

Maryland
Real Estate (Band 1)

Nevada
Real Estate

New Jersey
Environment
Labor & Employment
Real Estate

Pennsylvania
Environment (Band 1)
Real Estate (Band 1)
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial

Utah
Corporate/M&A
Real Estate

Ballard Spahr 2009 Chambers USA "Leaders in Their Fields"

Business and Finance
Alan S. Kaplinsky, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Financial Services Regulation – National
Jeremy T. Rosenblum, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Financial Services Regulation – National
Karen C. McConnell, Corporate/M&A – Arizona
John L. Ruppert, Corporate/M&A – Colorado
Douglas M. Fox, Corporate/M&A – Maryland
Robert C. Kim, Corporate/Commercial – Nevada
Carl H. Fridy, Banking & Finance – Pennsylvania
Richard S. Perelman, Banking & Finance – Pennsylvania
Alan S. Kaplinsky, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory – Pennsylvania
Jeremy T. Rosenblum, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory – Pennsylvania
Richard J. Braemer, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Pennsylvania
Justin P. Klein, Corporate/M&A: Securities – Pennsylvania; Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Pennsylvania
Richard P. Jaffe, Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital – Pennsylvania; Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Pennsylvania
Paul Christian (Chris) Anderson, Corporate/M&A – Utah
Barbara Bagnasacco, Corporate/M&A – Utah
David R. Rudd, Corporate/M&A – Utah

Intellectual Property
Charley Brown, Intellectual Property – Georgia
Mitchell A. Katz, Intellectual Property – Georgia
Gregory J. Kirsch, Intellectual Property – Georgia
William H. Needle, Intellectual Property – Georgia
Lawrence K. Nodine, Intellectual Property – Georgia
Sumner C. Rosenberg, Intellectual Property – Georgia
Lynn E. Rzonca, Intellectual Property – Pennsylvania
Barbara K. Polich, Intellectual Property – Utah

Litigation
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Climate Change – National
Neal Walters, Products Liability – National
Lee A. Storey, Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
Julie A. Pace, Labor & Employment – Arizona
David A. Selden, Labor & Employment – Arizona
Roger P. Thomasch, Litigation: General Commercial – Colorado
Glenn A. Harris, Environment – New Jersey
Richard M. Hluchan, Environment –New Jersey
Edward T. Groh, Labor & Employment – New Jersey
Denise M. Keyser, Labor & Employment – New Jersey
Patricia A. Smith, Labor & Employment – New Jersey
Steven W. Suflas, Labor & Employment – New Jersey
John B. Kearney, Litigation: General Commercial – New Jersey
Brendan K. Collins, Environment – Pennsylvania
David G. Mandelbaum, Environment – Pennsylvania
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Environment – Pennsylvania
Monique M. Mooney, Environment – Pennsylvania
Ronald A. Sarachan, Environment – Pennsylvania
Glenn L. Unterberger, Environment – Pennsylvania
Harry Weiss, Environment – Pennsylvania
Shannon D. Farmer, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
David S. Fryman, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Jacquelyn M. Gray, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
John B. Langel, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Brian D. Pedrow, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
John M. Bernard, Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Edward I. Leeds, Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Brian M. Pinheiro, Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Stephen J. Kastenberg, Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania
Arthur Makadon, Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania
David H. Pittinsky, Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania
M. Norman Goldberger, Litigation: Securities – Pennsylvania
Donald J. Goldberg, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Pennsylvania
Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Pennsylvania
James W. Stewart, Labor & Employment – Utah

Real Estate
Beverly J. Quail, Real Estate – Colorado
W. Michael Clowdus, Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure – Colorado
Morton P. Fisher, Jr., Real Estate – Maryland
Marci I. Gordon, Real Estate – Maryland
Mark Pollak, Real Estate – Maryland
Raymond G. Truitt, Real Estate – Maryland
Roger D. Winston, Real Estate – Maryland
Jon M. Laria, Real Estate: Land Use – Maryland
David A. Barksdale, Real Estate – Nevada
Bill Curran, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Nevada; Gaming & Licensing – Nevada
Barbara A. Casey, Real Estate – New Jersey
Mark D. Shapiro, Real Estate – New Jersey
Richard M. Hluchan, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – New Jersey
Lynn R. Axelroth, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Mark S. DePillis, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
David B. Gifford, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Richard R. Goldberg, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Philip B. Korb, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Tina R. Makoulian, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Matthew N. McClure, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Bart I. Mellits, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Michael Sklaroff, Real Estate – Pennsylvania; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Pennsylvania
Neil Sklaroff, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Pennsylvania
Thomas G. Bennett, Real Estate – Utah
Steven D. Peterson, Real Estate – Utah