Tobey M. Daluz, a Ballard Spahr litigation partner known nationally for her work in bankruptcy, workouts, and restructuring, has been named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Distinction list.

Ms. Daluz is one of 25 women leaders selected by a panel of judges for their outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions to the Philadelphia community. The winners will be honored on November 19 at a dinner at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and profiled in a special section of the Business Journal.

“So many talented women are making a difference in the Philadelphia region. Their efforts deserve to be recognized, and I’m honored to be included among them,” said Ms. Daluz, who is also the firm’s Partner in Charge of Attorney Career Advancement. “What’s more, the personal satisfaction I receive from obtaining a favorable result for a client, mentoring a colleague, or volunteering in the community is its own reward.”

Ms. Daluz was the founding partner of Ballard Spahr’s Wilmington, Delaware, office when it opened in 2002 and served as its Managing Partner until 2011. During her time in that position, she oversaw the development of its bankruptcy and reorganization, public finance, commercial litigation, government and corporate investigations, and white collar defense practices. As a result of Ms. Daluz’s focus on promoting diversity, the office is also the most diverse within the firm; roughly one-third of the Wilmington attorneys are people of color, and more than half are women.

As Partner in Charge of Attorney Career Advancement, Ms. Daluz is responsible for the recruitment, training, professional development, compensation, and evaluation of nearly 300 non-partner attorneys. She also co-chaired Ballard Spahr’s Diversity Council for eight years and is active in the firm’s affinity group for female partners, counsel, and of counsel, Ballard Women.

“Tobey is more than a top-notch attorney; she has distinguished herself as a leader at Ballard Spahr,” said firm Chair Mark Stewart. “Her focus on recruiting and developing associates strengthens the firm by laying the groundwork for new leaders to emerge and blossom. She’s highly deserving of this honor.”

A member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Ms. Daluz has been recognized in the 2010 through 2013 editions of Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for business in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring. In 2009, she was ranked by The Deal as one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in the country based on the number of active assignments. In 2012, she was named a Delaware Super Lawyer, and in 2013, she was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.

In addition, Ms. Daluz is a member of the Board of Governors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. She has been involved with the organization for several years and has served in many capacities, including Vice Chair, Chair of the Legal and Insurance Committee, and Chair of the Executive Search Committee.

Related Areas/Practices

Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery
Community
Diversity
Litigation