Ballard Partner Elected To Litigation Advisory Council

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 01:00

John P. Lavelle Jr., a partner in the Litigation Department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was recently elected as a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC) in recognition of his experience and leadership in product liability litigation.

PLAC is a non-profit association with over 130 corporate members, representing a broad cross-section of American and international product manufacturers. Its sustaining membership is composed of a select group of the leading product liability defense attorneys in the country, who participate in PLAC by invitation only.

Mr. Lavelle is the partner-in-charge of Ballard's Product Liability and Mass Tort Group. His litigation practice includes product liability, complex commercial litigation, class actions, intellectual property litigation and election law. He has extensive experience in the defense of medical device and pharmaceutical product liability litigation.

Wayne R. Strasbaugh, partner-in-charge of the Tax Group at Ballard Spahr, was selected by Aspatore Books as an author for the recently released book targeted to senior level executives, Inside the Minds: Winning Legal Strategies for Tax Law . Mr. Strasbaugh, a leader in the field of tax law, authored a chapter titled, The Tax Practice of a Philadelphia Lawyer .