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Ballard Spahr offered perhaps the first AFA in Big Law in the 1990s

‘Here’s the Proposal: Pay Us Whatever You Want,’ Ballard Spahr Chair Recalls

‘Here’s the Proposal: Pay Us Whatever You Want,’ Ballard Spahr Chair Recalls

In the 90s, Ballard Spahr may have been one of the first Big Law firms to offer an alternative fee arrangement when they won DuPont’s business by telling them, “Just pay us whatever you want.” Mark Stewart, Chair of Ballard Spahr, recalls the meeting in part 3 of Big Law Business’s video series with him.

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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,

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