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Ballard Spahr Named a Top Law Firm for Women by WomenInc.

November 20, 2019

Ballard Spahr—a national law firm with more than 650 attorneys in 15 U.S. offices—was named to WomenInc. magazine’s 2019 list of Top 100 Law Firms for Women.

The firm was selected in recognition of its across-the-board commitment to advancing opportunities for women. Criteria for selection include demonstrated success in hiring and retaining women attorneys, in promoting women into equity partnership and to leadership positions, and the implementation of policies that foster an inclusive and equitable culture.

Diversity and inclusion is a core value at Ballard Spahr. Over the past year, the firm has been recognized by publications and community organizations across the country for the depth and success of its efforts to advance women attorneys. American Lawyer recognized Ballard Spahr for its high percentage of female equity partners, and the firm was ranked among the best U.S. law firms for women by Law360 and Working Mother magazine.

At Ballard Spahr, 28 percent of equity partners are women—above the national average for firms of its size—and 66 percent of its 2019 partner class self-identify as women or lawyers of color. The firm is home to a wide range of networking and mentoring programs for women at all career levels. It also provides professional development support designed to bolster the trajectory of women into key participation and leadership roles, both inside and outside the firm.

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