September 18, 2021

Volume XI, Number 261

Ballard Spahr LLP

2019 NLR Thought Leadership Award Ballard SpahrResponsiveness counts. That's what clients tell us, and that's what we're known for. It shows in everything we do: devising forward-thinking solutions to get the best results, respecting and meeting clients' service needs, anticipating the impact of national events and legal developments on clients' interests, and taking action to keep clients agile and informed.

With more than 500 attorneys in 13 offices, we can respond wherever and whenever our clients need us. We provide results-driven counsel and exceptional service in Litigation, Business and Finance, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Public Finance.

Diversity + Inclusion at Ballard Spahr

Our clients are best served by innovative solutions that spring from varied viewpoints and perspectives. Ballard Spahr is committed to creating a vibrant community where the needs, perspectives, and contributions of people from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into all aspects of the firm. In addition to making us a stronger firm, a diverse and inclusive community is valuable to our clients because varied perspectives drive insightful counsel.

We believe diversity is the natural result of an inclusive environment. Our goal is to improve employee recruitment and retention among underrepresented groups and ensure full access to opportunity for all individuals to the benefit of our clients, the legal profession, and our communities. That’s more than just a good business strategy—it is the right thing to do.


Contributing authors from Ballard Spahr LLP:

Matthew Kussmaul Criminal Code Lawyer Ballard
A former Ballard Spahr Summer Associate, Matthew Kussmaul most recently worked to revise a newly developed criminal code for the nation of Somalia. As a criminal law consultant for the...
Jeremy Kutner, Litigation, Entertainment, Media, New York
Mr. Kutner represents media clients in a wide range of content-related matters, including cases involving defamation, access to courts and sealed documents, intellectual property, and...


Maxwell Mishkin, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Washington DC, Litigation and Media Law Attorney
Maxwell S. Mishkin counsels and litigates on behalf of news, entertainment, and other media clients in a wide range of matters. While in law school, Max was a student director of Yale's...
Amber Mohr, Baltimore, real estate attorney, ballard spahr law firm
Amber Mohr is an associate whose practice focuses on representing developers and public housing authorities in complex multifamily affordable housing developments using mixed-finance...
Judy Mok Business and Finance Attorney
Judy Mok has extensive experience negotiating complex payments transactions for some of the world's largest retailers and financial institutions. Her practice is in the payments space, with...
David Mooers Putzer, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Salt Lake City, Finance Litigation Attorney
David Mooers-Putzer represents a diverse array of clients in a variety of areas, including consumer financial and mortgage banking services, complex civil litigation, business governance...
Katie Moorehead Cybersecurity Attorney Ballard Spahr
Katie Morehead focuses her practice on cybersecurity and privacy matters. She leverages her background in computer science to help clients bridge the gap between legal requirements and...
Moskow, Delaware, Partner, litigation
Beth Moskow-Schnoll is Managing Partner of the firm's Delaware office and concentrates her practice on white-collar litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance, and complex civil...
Elanor Mangin, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Philadelphia, Finance and Litigation Law Attorney
Elanor A. Mulhern handles complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on consumer finance litigation and defending individual and class action lawsuits brought by consumers in the area...
Mary J. Mullany Partner
Mary J. Mullany concentrates her practice in the areas of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing (public and private), executive compensation, corporate...
Kendis Muscheid Tax Lawyer Ballard
Kendis Key Muscheid, one of the leading nonprofit tax attorneys in the Southwest, focuses her practice on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts,...


R. Stephen Stigall, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, New Jersey, Philadelphia, White Collar Litigation Attorney
R. Stephen Stigall served more than 15 years as an Assistant Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden, N.J., and was the Attorney-in-Charge of that office for more than five years...
Ronald Stolkin, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Phoenix, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Ronald J. Stolkin focuses on counseling management on personnel practices, employee discipline, and labor relations. He has represented clients in a broad range of employment-related issues...
Steve Suflas, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Denver, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Steven W. Suflas is Managing Partner of the Denver and Boulder offices and a nationally recognized thought leader on labor and employment issues. He represents management in all phases of...
Michael Sullivan, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Washington DC, Litigation and Media Law Attorney
Michael D. Sullivan has represented journalists, newspapers, syndicated columnists, production companies, networks, and news sources in high-stakes libel, privacy, entertainment, and...
Al-Amyn Sumar, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, New York, Media and Litigation Attorney
Al-Amyn Sumar represents news organizations and other media clients in a wide range of content-related matters. During law school, Mr. Sumar interned at the American Civil Liberties Union,...
Gregory Szewczyk, Ballard Spahr Law Firm, Denver, Privacy and Litigation Attorney
Greg Szewczyk is a litigator with experience serving as a member of several trial and arbitration teams. His responsibilities include examining witnesses at trial; drafting opening and...