Ballard Spahr opened its second California office in 2010 with the addition of a talented group of attorneys from a prominent boutique litigation firm in San Diego. Since then, the office has diversified, adding capabilities in government enforcement and investigations, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions, and strengthened the reach of our nationally renowned bankruptcy practice in technology and other growth areas.
Our San Diego attorneys handle white collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and complex litigation, including federal grand jury and Securities and Exchange Commission probes and claims of fraud, tax evasion, and other financial crimes. They help clients develop, implement, and audit compliance policies; conduct internal investigations; and advise on corporate governance matters. They also are experienced in class actions, receiverships, and other complex civil litigation.
Our bankruptcy attorneys deal with creditors' rights, business reorganizations, insolvency and other aspects of bankruptcy law, while our intellectual property team meets the patent portfolio management, patent prosecution, and litigation needs of businesses and entrepreneurs in the region.
Outside the courtroom, we're known for work with the Federal Judicial Center—the education and research agency for the federal courts—and the American Bar Association, as thought leaders on ethics and professional responsibility.
At Ballard Spahr, we believe our clients are best served by innovative solutions that spring from varied viewpoints and perspectives. And we are committed to creating a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds can thrive. Ballard Spahr is nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and is ranked fourth in the nation for its percentage of women equity partners by The American Lawyer. The San Diego office also supports various affinity related bar associations.
Pro bono service is a hallmark of the firm, and the San Diego attorneys devote numerous hours to pro bono cases every year. Pro bono efforts by attorneys and staff in this office have included representing nonprofit children's organizations in successful efforts to enhance pediatric testing requirements, work involving employment and election law, and prisoner civil rights.
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