Ballard Spahr Picks Up NY Firm As White Collar Work Expands

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The merger on Monday of Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr LLP with New York white collar boutique Stillman & Friedman PC is the latest example of larger firms making a bigger commitment to their white collar practices, as more government agencies expand investigations with potential criminal liability.

White collar defense "is gaining importance to clients, and if you talk to big companies these days ... government investigations and someone stealing their intellectual property, those are two things keeping them awake at night," said Ballard Spahr Chairman Mark Stewart....
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