Dean T. Fournaris, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been named one of the best franchise attorneys in the United States and Canada and has received 'Legal Eagle 2006' nomination for the third consecutive year. Mr. Fournaris is one of the 101 lawyers selected for this year's 'Legal Eagle' list published in the April 2006 edition of Franchise Times Magazine , a publication dedicated to the dissemination of franchising news and information. Franchise Times' 'Legal Eagles' are selected primarily through client endorsements.
Mr. Fournaris is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Franchise and Distribution Group.
Ballard Spahr has announced that Chris Anderson has joined the firm's Business and Finance Department, effective May 8. Mr. Anderson concentrates his practice in corporate, securities and international law for bioscience, healthcare and technology-based companies.
Alan S. Kaplinsky, a senior partner and chair of the Consumer Financial Services Group at Ballard Spahr, was appointed Chair of the Law Committee of the National Home Equity Mortgage Association (NHEMA). Mr. Kaplinsky devotes his practice to counseling financial institutions regarding bank regulatory and transactional matters - particularly consumer financial services law - and defending financial institutions that have been sued by consumers and governmental enforcement agencies in individual and class action lawsuits.
Corey Field, an intellectual property and entertainment attorney at Ballard Spahr, recently served as one of three judges of The Fox School of Business and Management's Sixteenth Semi-Annual Business Policy Competition at Temple University. Ballard's participation in this competition supports its continued relationship with The Fox School of Business at Temple University. Mr. Field concentrates his practice in copyright and entertainment law.