We are pleased to announce the newest member of the BDA, Ballard Spahr LLP. Founded in 2008 by 14 firms, the BDA now represents over 110 firms headquartered nationwide and is the only DC based trade association exclusively representing the fixed income interests of US based securities firms and banks.
The addition of the legal team at Ballard Spahr makes the BDA a deeper, stronger and more effective organization – for all member firms.
About Ballard Spahr:
For more than six decades, Ballard Spahr has been helping finance the future. We have one of the premier public finance practices in the country, participating in the issuance of more than $1 trillion of tax-exempt obligations in all states, the District of Columbia, and American territories. Our public finance attorneys represent state and local governments and authorities, nonprofit organizations, investment banks, and banking institutions in virtually every type of bond transaction. Our role in these transactions is diverse. We serve as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, issuer’s counsel, lender and credit enhancer’s counsel, and trustee’s counsel. And we are a recognized mainstay in the industry. Since 1958, we have been listed continuously as a nationally recognized bond counsel firm in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (the Red Book). Thomson Reuters continuously ranks us among the top firms in the country each year as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel by dollar volume. Our public finance practice is enhanced by the firm’s more than 60 securities attorneys who assist with bond issuers’ original and secondary disclosure obligations and other securities issues on behalf of underwriters and municipal advisors, including state blue sky laws, federal securities regulations and regulatory law affecting broker dealers and municipal advisors. With more than 650 attorneys in 15 offices, we can respond wherever and whenever our clients need us. We provide results-driven counsel and exceptional service in Finance, Litigation, Business and Transactions, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property.
Through direct, federal advocacy, industry events, market practice documents and industry surveys, the BDA continues to be the primary advocate in Washington, DC for fixed income dealers.