Dee Spagnuolo, a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department, will be honored as one of The Legal Intelligencer’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” at an awards dinner on Thursday, November 7.

Ms. Spagnuolo is one of 38 attorneys selected by an impartial eight-person judging panel. The award recognizes outstanding young attorneys who exhibit professional excellence and an outstanding commitment to community service and the development of the legal profession.

“I am honored to be included in this impressive group of attorneys,” said Ms. Spagnuolo. “And I’m grateful for the Ballard community, which has facilitated the development of my practice and supported my commitment to volunteer and pro bono work at the same time.”

A member of the White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group, Ms. Spagnuolo represents companies and individuals in all aspects of complex civil litigation, internal corporate investigations, and compliance and regulatory matters. Her work also includes the institutional response to sexual misconduct. Ms. Spagnuolo has extensive experience advising corporate, educational, and religious organizations in areas relating to sexual abuse, mandatory reporting, Title IX, and the interplay between civil and criminal proceedings.

Ms. Spagnuolo has a long history of volunteer work. Before law school, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and a college adviser for at-risk urban youth. She recently completed two terms as trustee for EducationWorks, a nonprofit that provides out-of-school programming in the most disadvantaged schools in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden, and Chester. She currently serves on the Bowdoin College Alumni Council.

Ms. Spagnuolo maintains an active pro bono practice. She currently serves as a guardian ad litem for a minor bringing civil claims against her abuser and acts as a designee on an educational trust to benefit a young adult with special needs. An active member of the LGBTQ community, Ms. Spagnuolo led a research team for a pro bono project directed by the Gay and Lesbian Rights Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


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