Michael D. Fabius, a Ballard Spahr government relations and regulatory affairs associate, has been recognized by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia as a “Keeper,” an honor bestowed upon the city’s most promising young leaders.

LEADERSHIP Philadelphia is recognizing 55 “Keepers” from nearly 1,200 young leaders nominated by Philadelphia citizens. This is the fourth iteration of LEADERSHIP’s Connector Project, a 10-year effort to identify trusted Philadelphia leaders who get things done under the radar for the common good. Mr. Fabius will enroll in the organization’s Connectors and Keepers LEADERSHIP Lab, a program designed to retain these young talented leaders by weaving them more tightly into the fabric of the community.

“Encouraging young talent to develop lasting ties to the city is a core part of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s mission,” Mr. Fabius said. “I’m honored to be named a ‘Keeper’ and look forward to learning more about how I can deepen my community involvement.”

Mr. Fabius focuses on gaming law, political and ethics law, general business and corporate law, and administrative litigation and appeals. He frequently represents clients in front of state and local government agencies, including quasi-judicial bodies. In addition, Mr. Fabius advises for-profit and nonprofit clients on their corporate governance policies as they relate to good governance, including codes of conduct and whistleblower and compensation policies.

Mr. Fabius’ community activities include volunteering on the Vote Philadelphia transition committee organized by City Commissioners Stephanie Singer and Al Schmidt upon their election. He previously served as part of Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Emergency Management transition team. Mr. Fabius is also a member of the Board of American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and an alumnus of the Board for Young Involved Philadelphia, where he helped to revive the organization’s mission to promote civic engagement as a means to empower and connect the city’s young professionals.

The complete list of “Keepers” is available on LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s website.

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