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Ballard Spahr LLP

1735 Market Street
51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 665-8500


Managing Partner: Mark Stewart
Hiring Partner: Jason A. Leckerman

Base Salary

Atlanta1st year: $150,000
Summer associate: $2,900/week
Baltimore1st year: $145,000
Summer associate: $2,800/week
Delaware, New Jersey, and Philadelphia1st year: $160,000
Summer associate: $3,100/week
Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC1st year: $165,000
Summer Associate: $3,200/week
Denver and Phoenix 1st year: $130,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week
Las Vegas and Salt Lake City1st year: $125,000
Summer associate: $2,400/week
Minneapolis1st year: $140,000
Summer associate: $2,700/week
Sioux Falls1st year: $100,000
Summer associate: $1,900/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
13 out of 14 (1 of 15 was non-associate track summer) (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
23 total (15 2Ls; 8 1Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Boulder, CO
Denver, CO
Wilmington, DE
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
Cherry Hill, NJ
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA (HQ)
Phoenix, AZ
Salt Lake City, UT
Sioux Falls, SD
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Business and Transactions
Intellectual Property
Public Finance
Real Estate
*See firm website for additional departments and specific practice areas and industries