For the past 35 years or so, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
has been focusing on expanding their business and number of attorneys. At the moment they have over 500 attorneys dealing with different types of legal procedures. 2009 saw a revamp in the firm’s approach towards ethical issues and more seriousness on the sociocultural responsibilities was being realized. This is also the time the firm’s name changed to their existing one – Ballard Spahr LLP
. Since Mark Stewart took control of chairmanship in 2011, the firm has established more collaboration with various sectors, highlighting on the mutual responsibilities and how they can improve the overall practices of law firms.
The origins of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
can be found back in 1885. Ellis Ames Ballard and Boyd Lee Spahr established a law firm by the name of Ballard and Spahr. With experience and expertise of over 12 decades, this firm
is by far one of the leading private law firms in the United States. While the company’s name changed to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
in the late 20s and the early 30s, it remained somewhat mediocre in size and acclaim till 1978. This is when they opened their office in Washington, D.C. Ballard Spahr LLP
is also part of the signatories to the prestigious Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge. This has been recognized by the ABA (American Bar Association) and is managed by Pro Bono Institute. Each year, this firm
donates 3% of the total amount of billable hours to the Pro Bono, which add up to around 30,000 hours per annum. This law firm has offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Bethesda, D.C., Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego. This year, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
aims to keep special focus on services for women.