Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Litigation Department
Charisse R. Lillie, a partner in the litigation department and member of the labor and employment group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was appointed as the new chair of the firm’s litigation department. Ms. Lillie’s practice is concentrated in the defense of discrimination actions in federal court and state court and before administrative agencies, and ERISA actions in federal court.
Ms. Lillie joined Ballard Spahr in 1992. Previously the city solicitor of Philadelphia, she worked as general counsel of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and as an assistant United States attorney.
Ms. Lillie currently serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In 1999, she was appointed chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Commission on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System.
She also served as a member of the board of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority from 1992 to 1998.