Ballard Spahr LLP announced today that it has 79 leading attorneys and 22 leading practices in this year's Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business rankings.

In the national practice category, Ballard Spahr was ranked in the highest band in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). The firm also was recognized for Capital Markets: REITs. In the state categories, three practices received the highest band ranking: Environment, Pennsylvania; Real Estate, Maryland; and Real Estate, Pennsylvania.

Seventeen additional practices were recognized as leading practices in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah. This year, Ballard Spahr earned its first ranking for Antitrust, Pennsylvania.

Chambers' annual rankings are compiled through client interviews, peer reviews, and independent research, and reflect criteria considered most valued by clients, including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and value.

Ballard Spahr 2010 Chambers USA Leading Practices

National

Capital Markets: REITs
Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) (Band 1)

Arizona
Corporate/M&A
Labor & Employment

Colorado
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate

Georgia
Intellectual Property

Maryland
Real Estate (Band 1)

Nevada
Real Estate

New Jersey
Environment
Labor & Employment
Real Estate

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

Utah
Corporate/M&A
Real Estate

Ballard Spahr 2010 Chambers USA "Leaders in Their Fields"

Business and Finance

Alan S. Kaplinsky, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
(Nationwide), Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (Pennsylvania)
Charles R. Moran, Capital Markets: REITs (Nationwide), Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
Jeremy T. Rosenblum, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
(Nationwide), Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (Pennsylvania)
Howard H. Shafferman, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide)
Dena E. Wiggins, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide)
P. Christian (Chris) Anderson, Corporate/M&A (Utah)
Barbara Bagnasacco, Corporate/M&A (Utah)
John M. Bernard, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Pennsylvania)
Richard J. Braemer, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Brian D. Doerner, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Douglas M. Fox, Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
Carl H. Fridy, Banking & Finance (Pennsylvania)
Gerald J. Guarcini, Corporate/M&A: Securities (Pennsylvania)
Richard P. Jaffe, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Robert C. Kim, Corporate/Commercial (Nevada)
Justin P. Klein, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Pennsylvania), Corporate/M&A: Securities
(Pennsylvania)
Edward I. Leeds, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Pennsylvania)
Karen C. McConnell, Corporate/M&A (Arizona)
Richard S. Perelman, Banking & Finance (Pennsylvania)
Brian M. Pinheiro, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Pennsylvania)
David R. Rudd, Corporate/M&A (Utah)
John L. Ruppert, Corporate/M&A (Colorado)

Intellectual Property

Hara K. Jacobs, Intellectual Property (Pennsylvania)
Mitch 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)

Litigation

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Climate Change (Nationwide), Environment (Pennsylvania)
Neal Walters, Products Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide)
Brendan K. Collins, Environment (Pennsylvania)
Tobey M. Daluz, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware)
Shannon D. Farmer, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
David S. Fryman, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Donald J. Goldberg, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Pennsylvania)
M. Norman Goldberger, Litigation: Securities (Pennsylvania)
Glenn A. Harris, Environment (New Jersey)
Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
(Pennsylvania)
Kenneth M. Jarin, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Stephen J. Kastenberg, Litigation: General Commercial (Pennsylvania)
John B. Kearney, Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
Denise M. Keyser, Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
John B. Langel, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Arthur Makadon, Litigation: General Commercial (Pennsylvania)
Brian D. Pedrow, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
David H. Pittinsky, Litigation: General Commercial (Pennsylvania)
Ronald A. Sarachan, Environment (Pennsylvania)
Patricia A. Smith, Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
Lee A. Storey, Environment (including water rights) (Arizona)
Steven W. Suflas, Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
Roger P. Thomasch, Litigation: General Commercial (Colorado)
Glenn L. Unterberger, Environment (Pennsylvania)
Harry Weiss, Environment (Pennsylvania)

Real Estate

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