Steven A. Burkhart Joins Ballard Spahr


Steven A. Burkhart

Steve Burkhart—a commercial lawyer and litigator with more than 25 years of experience who for over a decade was vice president, general counsel, and secretary at BIC—has joined Ballard Spahr, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Mr. Burkhart is a member of Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department. He is resident in the firm’s Baltimore office.

“Over his career, Steve has handled an impressive array of matters, from those concerning intellectual property and product liability to ones involving internal investigations and insurance work,” said Jason A. Leckerman, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “His versatility is unique and an ideal fit for a department with as many facets and strengths as ours.”

Mr. Burkhart came to Ballard Spahr after serving in-house at SLS Insurance Company and BIC, the multi-billion dollar global consumer products company.

“What really impressed me about Ballard Spahr was the depth and breadth of its bench strength,” Mr. Burkhart said. “I can’t think of a better place to begin the next chapter of my career.”

About Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 U.S. offices, serves clients across industry sectors in litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. We partner with clients—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations—to deliver the strategic counsel, powerful advocacy, and dynamic thinking that helps them overcome challenges, protect what’s important, and position themselves for future success. The firm combines a comprehensive scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. And we are nationally recognized in the development and use of innovative technology to drive efficiency, transparency, and results. Please visit

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