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Wake Up Call: Ballard Spahr Chair Talks About New York Legal Market

Wake Up Call: Ballard Spahr Chair Talks About New York Legal Market

Below is a list of today’s top law firm news and the developments affecting your peers: “This is a market that’s not crying out for more lawyers obviously.” That’s how Mark Stewart, the chair of Ballard Spahr, described New York City in the first part of an exclusive video interview. Steward talks about his firm’s decision to come to New York,


Report Shows a Rise in Federal Caseload, Driven by Civil Filings

UPDATED: This story has been corrected to show that criminal entries fell three percent in 2013. Illustration by Nemo (Pixabay) Civil filings in U.S. district courts rose by four percent in the last year, according to a recently released report on the federal courts’ caseload. The Administrative Office’s report, titled, “2014 Judicial Business of the


Former Top DuPont Lawyer Takes On Big Law

Photo by Jason Murphy (Flickr/ Creative Commons) Coming to a law firm after 38 years in-house “is a little out of the ordinary,” according to the former general counsel of chemical company DuPont Co., who joined Ballard Spahr of Philadelphia last September. “I don’t have a hell of a lot of billable hours,” said Tom Sager,