Jason A. Leckerman, a litigation partner at Ballard Spahr known for his antitrust and product liability work as well as his stand-out pro bono contributions, has been named to the 2010 list of  "Lawyers on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer.

Mr. Leckerman is one of 30 attorneys selected by an impartial judging panel that included a law school dean, in-house counsel, law firm and bar leaders, and attorneys in government. The honor is given to young attorneys who exhibit professional excellence and an outstanding commitment to community service and the development of the legal profession. Award recipients will be honored by the newspaper at a dinner at the Union League on October 28.

"I am honored to have been nominated by my colleagues and to be recognized by the Legal," said Mr. Leckerman. "I came to Ballard because I wanted a firm that encouraged me to be involved in the community and where I could do sophisticated, challenging work. I am able to do both things here."

"Jason could not be more deserving of this recognition," said Leslie E. John, Vice Chair of Ballard Spahr's Litigation Department and head of its antitrust practice. "He brings creativity, drive, and commitment to all the cases he handles – from complex antitrust litigation to pro bono representations. His focus on client and community service is exemplary."

Mr. Leckerman's practice is focused on antitrust, pharmaceutical, and consumer fraud litigation. He regularly counsels clients on antitrust compliance and risk. In addition, he assists public and private companies in obtaining clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

Mr. Leckerman maintains an active pro bono practice, working mainly with immigrants seeking asylum. He is also on the boards of Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia. At Ballard Spahr, Mr. Leckerman, who was elected to the partnership in 2009, is a member of the Philadelphia Hiring Committee.

He graduated with honors from George Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he received the James A. Manderino Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.