Douglas M. Fox, a partner with the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP, has been named a 2010 Smart Lawyer by SmartCEO magazine. Attorneys are selected for this honor based on their leadership, exemplary professional success and engagement, and community involvement.

Mr. Fox is a partner in Ballard Spahr's Business and Finance Department and co-partner-in-charge of the Life Sciences/Technology Group. He practices business, corporate, securities, and technology law for public and privately held entities across a variety of industry groups, including life sciences and other technology companies, real estate investment trusts, and specialty lenders. He also regularly advises clients on issues of board responsibilities, change in control and proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, and takeover defenses.