More than 140 Ballard Spahr attorneys nationwide have been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Cumulatively, Ballard Spahr attorneys received 255 recognitions.

Of the 149 Ballard Spahr attorneys on the list, 14 also were named 2021 Lawyers of the Year for their practices and locations. Only one attorney in each practice area can receive the designation in each location.

Each year, Best Lawyers asks lawyers across the nation to evaluate their peers based on legal skill, professionalism, and integrity. From the results of those extensive surveys, the publication chooses the top attorneys in the most high-profile practices. Lawyers of the Year received the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

For the first time, Best Lawyers has included a “Ones to Watch” category for attorneys who have been in private practice for between five and nine years. Forty-three Ballard Spahr attorneys were recognized a total of 57 times in this category.

LAWYERS OF THE YEAR

  • Thomas G. Bennett—Real Estate Law—Salt Lake City
  • Daniel R. Fritz—Insurance Law—Sioux Falls
  • Gerald J. Guarcini—Securities/Capital Markets Law—Philadelphia
  • Charles S. Henck—Public Finance Law—Washington, D.C.
  • Henry E. Hockeimer—Corporate Compliance Law—Philadelphia
  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Litigation-Banking and Finance—Philadelphia
  • Anthony C. Kaye—Litigation-Real Estate—Salt Lake City
  • Tina R. Makoulian—Real Estate Law—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Corporate Law—Phoenix
  • Edward J. Wegerson—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law—Minneapolis
  • Christopher J. Willis—Litigation-Banking and Finance—Atlanta
  • Todd A. Reece—Corporate Governance Law—Salt Lake City
  • John L. Ruppert—Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law—Denver
  • Steven D. Zansberg—First Amendment Law—Denver

BEST LAWYERS

Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • Julian W. Friedman—New York
  • Marjorie J. Peerce—New York

Advertising Law

  • David Bodney—Phoenix

Antitrust Law

  • Jay N. Fastow—New York

Banking and Finance Law

  • Carl H. Fridy—Philadelphia
  • J. Kevin Costley—Minneapolis
  • Jeremy T. Rosenblum—Philadelphia
  • Mark C. Dietzen—Minneapolis
  • Richard S. Perelman—Philadelphia
  • Ronald K. Vaske—Minneapolis
  • Scott A. Coleman—Minneapolis

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Dean C. Waldt—Phoenix
  • George H. Singer—Minneapolis
  • John L. Ruppert—Denver
  • Katherine Anderson Sanchez—Phoenix
  • Matthew G. Summers—Baltimore
  • Paul E. Harner—Baltimore
  • Rosetta B. Packer—Philadelphia
  • Theodore J. Hartl—Denver
  • Timothy McCormack—Baltimore
  • Tobey M. Daluz—Delaware
  • Vincent J. Marriott III—Philadelphia
  • William A. Slaughter—Philadelphia
  • William P. Wassweiler—Minneapolis

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • David H. Pittinsky—Philadelphia

Commercial Litigation

  • Abran E. Vigil—Las Vegas
  • Andrew Petrie—Denver
  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Christopher J. Willis—Atlanta
  • Daniel R. Fritz—Sioux Falls
  • David H. Pittinsky—Philadelphia
  • Jay N. Fastow—New York
  • John G. Kerkorian—Phoenix
  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia
  • Mark S. Stewart—Philadelphia
  • Matthew A. White—Philadelphia
  • Stephen J. Kastenberg—Philadelphia

Copyright Law

  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Corporate Compliance Law

  • Charles R. Moran—Baltimore
  • Henry E. Hockeimer—Philadelphia

Corporate Governance Law

  • Charles R. Moran—Baltimore
  • Robert C. Kim—Las Vegas
  • Todd A. Reece—Salt Lake City

Corporate Law

  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Philadelphia
  • Barbara Rummel—Minneapolis
  • Charles R. Moran—Baltimore
  • David J. Margules—Delaware
  • Douglas M. Fox—Baltimore
  • Heath R. Oberloh—Sioux Falls
  • John L. Ruppert—Denver
  • Joseph J. Humke—Minneapolis
  • Justin P. Klein—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix
  • Michele J. Rowland—Denver
  • Richard J. Braemer—Philadelphia
  • Robert C. Kim—Las Vegas
  • Robert Tunheim—Minneapolis
  • Ronald S. Poelman—Salt Lake City
  • Stephen M. Savage—Phoenix
  • William A. Hicks III—Phoenix

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Beth Moskow-Schnoll—Delaware
  • Charles A. Stillman—New York
  • Eugene R. Licker—New York
  • Henry E. Hockeimer—Philadelphia
  • John F. Hundley—Washington, D.C.
  • Marjorie J. Peerce—New York
  • Peter D. Hardy—Philadelphia

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Brian M. Pinheiro—Philadelphia
  • Edward I. Leeds—Philadelphia
  • Edward J. Wegerson—Minneapolis
  • Joshua T. Natzel—Minneapolis
  • Robert J. Hartman—Minneapolis

Employment Law – Individuals

  • Mary M. O’Brien—Minneapolis

Employment Law – Management

  • Brian D. Pedrow—Philadelphia
  • David S. Fryman—Philadelphia
  • Denise M. Keyser—New Jersey
  • Kenneth M. Jarin—Philadelphia
  • Mary M. O’Brien—Minneapolis
  • Ronald J. Stolkin—Phoenix
  • Shannon D. Farmer—Philadelphia
  • Steven W. Suflas—New Jersey

Environmental Law

  • Brendan K. Collins—Philadelphia
  • David J. Armstrong—Phoenix
  • Harry R. Weiss—Philadelphia

Equipment Finance Law

  • Carl H. Fridy—Philadelphia
  • Richard S. Perelman—Philadelphia

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Philadelphia
  • J. Kevin Costley—Minneapolis
  • Scott A. Coleman—Minneapolis

First Amendment Law

  • Charles D. Tobin—Washington, D.C.
  • David A. Schulz—New York
  • Elizabeth C. Koch—Washington, D.C.
  • Lee J. Levine—Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Berry—Philadelphia
  • Michael D. Sullivan—Washington, D.C.
  • Seth D. Berlin—Washington, D.C.
  • Steven D. Zansberg—Denver

Gaming Law

  • Michael D. Fabius—Philadelphia
  • William P. Curran—Las Vegas

Government Relations Practice

  • William P. Curran—Las Vegas

Health Care Law

  • Beth Moskow-Schnoll—Delaware

Insurance Law

  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Daniel R. Fritz—Sioux Falls

International Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix
  • Stephen M. Savage—Phoenix

Labor Law – Management

  • Brian D. Pedrow—Philadelphia
  • David S. Fryman—Philadelphia
  • Denise M. Keyser—New Jersey
  • Kenneth M. Jarin—Philadelphia
  • Ronald J. Stolkin—Phoenix
  • Steven W. Suflas—New Jersey

Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Emily J. Vaias—Delaware
  • Jon M. Laria—Baltimore
  • Matthew N. McClure—Philadelphia
  • William P. Curran—Las Vegas

Litigation – Antitrust

  • Jay N. Fastow—New York

Litigation – Banking and Finance

  • Abran E. Vigil—Las Vegas
  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Philadelphia
  • Christopher J. Willis—Atlanta

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Paul E. Harner—Baltimore
  • Rosetta B. Packer—Philadelphia
  • Theodore J. Hartl—Denver
  • William A. Slaughter—Philadelphia

Litigation – Construction

  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Jonathan M. Bye—Minneapolis

Litigation – Environmental

  • Brendan K. Collins—Philadelphia

Litigation – First Amendment

  • Ashley I. Kissinger—Denver
  • Burt M. Rublin—Philadelphia
  • Charles D. Tobin—Washington, D.C.
  • David A. Schulz—New York
  • David J. Bodney—Phoenix
  • Jay Ward Brown—Washington, D.C.
  • Lee J. Levine—Washington, D.C.
  • Leita Walker—Minneapolis
  • Michael Berry—Philadelphia
  • Michael D. Sullivan— Washington, D.C.
  • Paul J. Safier—Philadelphia
  • Seth D. Berlin—Washington, D.C.
  • Steven D. Zansberg—Denver

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Brian W. LaCorte—Phoenix
  • Chittam U. Thakore—Atlanta
  • David J. Margules—Delaware
  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • David S. Fryman—Philadelphia
  • Mary M. O’Brien—Minneapolis
  • Steven W. Suflas—New Jersey

Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions

  • David J. Margules—Delaware
  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia

Litigation – Patent

  • Brian W. LaCorte—Phoenix
  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Litigation – Real Estate

  • Abran E. Vigil—Las Vegas
  • Anthony C. Kaye—Salt Lake City
  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Jonathan M. Bye—Minneapolis
  • Michael Sklaroff—Philadelphia

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia

Litigation – Securities

  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia
  • Stephen J. Kastenberg—Philadelphia

Litigation – Trusts and Estates

  • Regina O’Brien Thomas—Philadelphia

Media Law

  • Charles D. Tobin—Washington, D.C.
  • David A. Schulz—New York
  • David J. Bodney—Phoenix
  • Elizabeth C. Koch—Washington, D.C.
  • Jay Ward Brown—Washington, D.C.
  • Lee J. Levine—Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Berry—Philadelphia
  • Michael D. Sullivan—Washington, D.C.
  • Seth D. Berlin—Washington, D.C.
  • Steven D. Zansberg—Denver

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Amy L. Arndt—Sioux Falls
  • Barbara Rummel—Minneapolis
  • J. Kevin Costley—Minneapolis
  • John D. Wambold—Minneapolis
  • Justin P. Klein—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix
  • Richard D. McNeil—Minneapolis
  • Richard J. Braemer—Philadelphia
  • Robert C. Kim—Las Vegas
  • Robert Tunheim—Minneapolis
  • Ronald S. Poelman—Salt Lake City
  • William A. Hicks III—Phoenix

Municipal Law

  • William A. Hicks III—Phoenix

Nonprofit/Charities Law

  • Kendis Key Muscheid—Phoenix

Patent Law

  • Chittam U. Thakore—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia
  • Mitchell A. Katz—Atlanta

Private Funds/ Hedge Funds Law

  • Steven B. King—Philadelphia

Public Finance Law

  • Anastasia G. Khokhryakova—Denver
  • Charles S. Henck—Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph A. Fanone—Washington, D.C.
  • Kevin R. Cunningham—Philadelphia
  • Kimberly Casey Reed—Denver
  • Michele L. Bax—Phoenix
  • P. Andrew Spicknall—Washington, D.C.
  • Steve T. Park—Philadelphia
  • Thomas G. Havener—Washington, D.C.
  • Valarie J. Allen—Philadelphia
  • William A. Hicks III—Phoenix
  • William C. Rhodes—Philadelphia

Real Estate Law

  • Alan S. Ritterband—Philadelphia
  • Amy McClain—Baltimore
  • Anna Mahaney—Baltimore
  • Bart I. Mellits—Philadelphia
  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Craig Solomon Ganz—Phoenix
  • Cristina Coronado—Salt Lake City
  • Desmond D. Connall, Jr.—Washington, D.C.
  • Dominic J. De Simone—Philadelphia
  • James R. Walston—Minneapolis
  • Jon M. Laria—Baltimore
  • Kelly M. Wrenn—Philadelphia
  • Mark Pollak—Baltimore
  • Mark S. DePillis—Philadelphia
  • Michael J. Ostermeyer—Phoenix
  • Michael Sklaroff—Philadelphia
  • Philip B. Korb—Philadelphia
  • Raymond G. Truitt—Baltimore
  • Roger D. Winston—Baltimore
  • Steven D. Peterson—Salt Lake City
  • Thomas A. Hauser—Baltimore
  • Thomas G. Bennett—Salt Lake City
  • Tina R. Makoulian—Philadelphia
  • William P. Curran—Las Vegas

Securities/Capital Markets Law

  • April Hamlin—Minneapolis
  • Brian D. Doerner—Philadelphia
  • Gerald J. Guarcini—Philadelphia
  • Justin P. Klein—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix

Securities Regulation

  • Gerald J. Guarcini—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

  • Thomas A. Hauser—Baltimore

Tax Law

  • John L. Ruppert—Denver
  • Kendis Key Muscheid—Phoenix
  • Peter D. Hardy—Philadelphia
  • Thomas G. Havener—Washington, D.C.
  • Wayne R. Strasbaugh—Philadelphia
  • Wendi L. Kotzen—Philadelphia

Trademark Law

  • Brian W. LaCorte—Phoenix
  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Trusts and Estates

  • Ann T. Loftus—Philadelphia
  • Heike K. Sullivan—Philadelphia
  • Lindsey Ermey—Philadelphia
  • Marilyn C. Sanborne—Philadelphia
  • Mary A. Akkerman—Sioux Falls
  • Regina O’Brien Thomas—Philadelphia
  • Thomas Woessner—Minneapolis

ONES TO WATCH

Antitrust Law

  • Matthew I. Vahey—Philadelphia

Appellate Practice

  • J. Matthew Thornton—Denver

Banking and Finance Law

  • Tyler M. Cobb—Phoenix
  • Zachary S. Ehudin—Baltimore

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Chad P. Jimenez—Denver
  • Michael A. DiGiacomo—Phoenix

Commercial Litigation

  • Clifford Sacalis—Philadelphia
  • Holly Priest—Las Vegas
  • J. Matt Thornton—Denver
  • Jessica Case Watt—Delaware
  • Jonathon A. Talcott—Phoenix
  • Joseph P. Sakai—Las Vegas
  • Justin E. Kerner—New Jersey
  • Matthew Cate—Washington, D.C.
  • Nathan R. Marigoni—Salt Lake City
  • William H. Rooks—Atlanta

Communications Law

  • Michael R. Guerrero—Los Angeles

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

  • William H. Rooks—Atlanta

Corporate Law

  • Elizabeth A. Hecker—Baltimore
  • Kyle S. Uhlman—Philadelphia

Criminal Defense: White Collar

  • Alicia M. Went—Philadelphia
  • Brad Gershel—New York
  • Brittany M. Giusini—Delaware
  • Christopher Hatfield—Washington, D.C
  • Daniel A. Arellano—Phoenix
  • Emilia McKee Vassallo—Philadelphia
  • Jessica Case Watt—Delaware
  • Kahlil C. Williams—Philadelphia
  • Matthew I. Vahey—Philadelphia

Environmental

  • Lea A. Phillips—Phoenix

Government Relations Practice

  • Daniel A. Arellano—Phoenix

Intellectual Property Law

  • Alan White—Atlanta
  • Jonas Jarvholm Ph.D.—Atlanta

Land Use Law

  • Jennifer L. Feden—Philadelphia

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Laurel D. Roglen—Delaware

Litigation – Construction

  • Tyler M. Hawkins—Salt Lake City

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Jonathan Talcott—Phoenix

Litigation – Patent

  • Alan White—Atlanta

Litigation – Real Estate

  • Tyler M. Hawkins—Salt Lake City

Patent Law

  • Alan White—Atlanta

Project Finance Law

  • John C. Wheatley—Washington, D.C.
  • Katie Leesman—Washington, D.C.

Real Estate Law

  • Andrew I. Almand—Washington, D.C.
  • Ashley E. DeLuca—Philadelphia
  • Coryell L. Barlow—Philadelphia
  • Garland W. Gantt—Washington, D.C.
  • Jennifer L. Feden—Philadelphia
  • Jeremy T. Poryes—Phoenix
  • John C. Wheatley—Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph W. Weill—New Jersey
  • Kyle A. DeThomas—Washington, D.C.
  • Ryan W. Horka—Baltimore
  • Steven P. Mehr—Los Angeles

Tax Law

  • Alicia M. Went—Philadelphia
  • John C. Wheatley—Washington, D.C.

Technology Law

  • Alan White—Atlanta

Trusts and Estates

  • Jordan D. Veurink—Sioux Falls