Ballard Spahr's Philadelphia Office Adds Prominent Litigators

Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 01:00

M. Norman Goldberger, Matthew A. White, and Laura E. Krabill, formerly of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin, have joined the Litigation Department of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP as partners, along with Robyn D. Levitan as of counsel, in the Philadelphia office, Ballard Spahr Chairman Arthur Makadon announced recently.

M. Norman Goldberger concentrates his practice in a wide variety of complex commercial matters, including securities litigation, consumer fraud class actions, restrictive covenants, derivative actions, internal investigations, False Claims Act litigation, RICO litigation, and issues relating to the availability of insurance coverage for commercial litigation matters.

Laura E. Krabill concentrates her practice in general commercial and intellectual property litigation, including securities fraud, patent infringement, contract/business disputes and class actions.

Matthew A. White concentrates his practice on the protection of business identity, proprietary information and corporate structure. Mr. White has broad experience in commercial litigation, including in the areas of federal securities claims, class action defense, intellectual property disputes, complex construction cases and mergers and acquisitions.

Robyn D. Levitan concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation. She has defended clients against numerous class actions, including consumer fraud and securities actions, and also handles employment litigation matters.

Lawyers and staff from the offices of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP fanned across the Delaware Valley and other parts of the country on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to take part in service work in Philadelphia.

Ballard projects included training middle school students at Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School to resolve conflicts through nonviolence and doing arts and crafts with children from Project Home at the National Constitution Center. Other Ballard volunteers painted and cleaned community sites in Doylestown and Bristol, Bucks County, and helped with a "spring cleaning" at the Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center in Bryn Mawr.

Tobey M. Daluz, co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee and managing partner of the Wilmington office, said the holiday dovetailed with Ballard's efforts to improve diversity both internally and in the legal profession generally.