• Ballard Spahr received the 2018 Utah Diversity Connections Business Diversity Award.

  • We received a 100 percent rating in the 2018 edition of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

  • Law360 ranked us as one of the best among U.S. law firms for women attorneys, ranking among the top five firms of comparable size in its 2018 report. Additionally, Law360, in its Diversity Snapshot, ranked the firm as one of the top 10 law firms of its size for minority lawyers.

  • From 2011 through 2018, we earned Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for our success in providing professional opportunities and leadership roles for women attorneys.

  • Firm Chair Mark Stewart participated as a panelist in the Mortgage Bankers Association's Summit on Diversity.

  • Ballard Spahr and Mr. Stewart have been recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal as recipients of the magazine's Diversity Leader Award.

  • In 2017, The American Lawyer ranked us sixth among all major law firms nationwide for our percentage of female equity partners.

  • We were ranked as one of the top 50 law firms for women lawyers in the National Law Journal's 2017 Female Scorecard for our high percentage of women attorneys.

  • We received The Mortgage Banking Association's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award in 2016.

  • Mr. Stewart is the 2016 recipient of the Associated Black Charities' Change Agents Award. The award recognizes leaders in the effort to bring greater diversity to the legal profession.

  • Mark Stewart is the 2015 recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment and has made a substantial contribution in the Philadelphia area to diversity; and promotes full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.