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"We believe that varied perspectives drive insightful counsel. Ballard Spahr is committed to creating a vibrant community where the needs, viewpoints, and contributions of people from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every aspect of the firm. Diversity is the natural result of an inclusive environment. Our goal is to improve recruitment and retention among underrepresented groups and to ensure that all people have full access to opportunity-to the benefit of our clients, the legal profession, and our communities...."

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Ballard Spahr LLP

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

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Mark Stewart
Hiring Partner: Meredith Swartz Dante
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $165,000
Summer Associate: $3,173/week Baltimore
1st year: $160,000
Summer Associate: $3,077/week Delaware, New Jersey, and Philadelphia
1st year: $175,000
Summer Associate: $3,365/week Los Angeles; New York; and Washington, DC
1st year: $180,000
Summer Associate: $3,462/week Denver and Boulder
1st year: $150,000
Summer Associate: $2,885/week Phoenix
1st year: $135,000
Summer Associate: $2,596/week Las Vegas and Salt Lake City
1st year: $130,000
Summer Associate: $2,500/week Minneapolis
1st year: $145,000
Summer Associate: $2,788/week Sioux Falls
1st year: $105,000
Summer Associate: $2,019/week

Employment Contact

Lisa Feden
Manager of Entry Level Recruiting and Integration
(215) 864-8399
Kathryn Ball
Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration
(215) 864-8160
Krystal Muñiz
Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration
(215) 861-7320

No. of U.S. Offices: 15

No. of International Offices: 0

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

Business and Transactions
Intellectual Property
Real Estate
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.