Ballard Spahr has been recognized by Law360 as one of the best U.S. law firms for women attorneys, ranking among the top 10 firms of comparable size in a recent report.

Law360's Glass Ceiling Report ranks the top firms for women lawyers based on the legal news outlet's survey of more than 300 U.S. firms. To determine the ranking, Law360 first excluded any firm that had below-average female representation at any level of the firm, and then ranked the remaining firms based on their percentage of women attorneys, both for partners and non-partners.

The firm was also recently ranked as one of the top 50 law firms for women lawyers in the National Law Journal's Female Scorecard, which rates the nation's largest law firms according to their percentages of women attorneys.

Additionally, for the past seven years, Ballard Spahr has earned the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. The Gold Standard Certification is based on objective criteria for female participation in firm and practice management and governance, as well as the promotion and compensation of women attorneys. The firm is among an elite group of law firms that has consistently attained this recognition since the program's inception in 2011.

With women comprising 25.3 percent of its equity partners, Ballard Spahr is above the national average. The firm supports its female lawyers through two affinity groups. Ballard Women, which includes partners, counsel, and of counsel, hosts events for women clients and prospective clients; develops mentoring programs for their younger counterparts; and sponsors professional development programs. The Ballard Women Associates group provides opportunities for networking, mentoring, and professional development.

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