Jason A. Leckerman, a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department, has been named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 under 40.”

The list recognizes 40 of Philadelphia’s professionals under the age of 40 who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their industries and exceptional commitment to their communities. Winners will be profiled in the publication’s awards supplement on May 3 and recognized at a dinner on May 22.

“It is humbling to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal and, in particular, to be included in such a distinguished group this year,” said Mr. Leckerman. “This honor is as much, if not more, a reflection on those I work with every day, who help me serve our clients and the community.”

Mr. Leckerman represents clients nationwide in antitrust and product liability litigation. He regularly handles complex litigation for Fortune 100 companies, particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry, and obtains antitrust clearance for multimillion-dollar transactions.

Mr. Leckerman also maintains a thriving pro bono practice, with a special focus on representing people seeking asylum from persecution in countries around the world. Since 2003, he has participated in more than 40 pro bono matters ranging from Social Security disability matters and civil rights cases to immigration matters, logging more than 1,000 hours of pro bono service. Mr. Leckerman further serves the community by sitting on the boards of directors of several organizations, including HIAS Pennsylvania and Community Legal Services.

“Jason is a talented attorney who has terrific judgment and remarkable creativity,” said John B. Langel, Chair of the firm's Litigation Department. “His work for Ballard Spahr clients and the public interest community is deserving of this achievement.”

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