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Ballard Spahr's Marcel Pratt Named to Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

October 20, 2023

Marcel S. Pratt, Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia office, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Chamber announced.

Mr. Pratt—who represents clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations—is among the new Board members for 2023-24. The Board helps shape the Chamber’s positions on critical issues and influences how the organization works to improve the business environment in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Mr. Pratt’s practice at Ballard Spahr focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust, products liability, and class action defense. As the former City Solicitor of Philadelphia, Mr. Pratt led the City’s 330-member Law Department, and he served as trustee and counsel for the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement, which managed more than $5 billion in assets.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia serves 11 counties in the tri-state Greater Philadelphia region, convening and connecting business, government, and civic leaders to drive economic growth and prosperity.

About Ballard Spahr
Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 600 lawyers in 15 U.S. offices, serves clients across industry sectors in litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. We partner with clients—from startups to Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations—to deliver the strategic counsel, powerful advocacy, and dynamic thinking that helps them overcome challenges, protect what’s important, and position themselves for future success. The firm combines a comprehensive scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. And we are nationally recognized in the development and use of innovative technology to drive efficiency, transparency, and results. Visit

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