Ballard Spahr has been recognized as a 2018 Pennsylvania Regional Powerhouse by Law360.

Each year, Law360 profiles firms in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas with strong regional footprints. The publication selects the winners based on significant transactions, projects, and litigation victories in the state. It also considers a firm's physical presence in the state, as measured by number of offices and the percentage of total attorneys based in the state.

"For well over 100 years, we have had the privilege of working in the Philadelphia legal community and representing some of the region's most influential companies, organizations, and individuals," firm Chair Mark Stewart said. "We are honored to be recognized as a Regional Powerhouse in the state of our founding and we are as committed as ever to legal excellence and service to community."

Founded in 1885 in Philadelphia, Ballard Spahr's long history as one of Pennsylvania's largest and most accomplished law firms includes key roles on groundbreaking development projects, major business transactions, and precedent-setting court cases. Its Pennsylvania-based lawyers include former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, current congressional candidate Mary Gay Scanlon, Philadelphia Development Workshop founder and Chair Michael Sklaroff, and Philly Music Fest founder and noted corporate lawyer Gregory L. Seltzer. Its lawyers represent many of the region’s leading corporations, universities, and governmental entities, including Comcast, PNC Bank, Temple University, Exelon, the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ballard Spahr's Pennsylvania attorneys sit on corporate and charitable boards, hold elected office, help manage charitable organizations, and—in the last year alone—donated more than 17,000 hours to pro bono service in the state. They work closely with local legal aid and nonprofit organizations including the Homeless Advocacy Project, HIAS PA, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, the Education Law Center, and the Support Center for Child Advocates.