Kenneth M. Jarin is Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Government Relations and Public Policy Group. Ken focuses his government relations practice on advocating for businesses, organizations, and institutions before elected officials and public agencies at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Ken concentrates on election law as well, providing legal and strategic advice to political candidates and campaigns, nonprofits, and companies on matters involving elections, campaign finance, and the political process.
Ken advises clients that interact with government to achieve their business objectives. His clients range from startups to large, global businesses in health care, technology, construction and engineering, professional services, and utilities. Ken represents business clients nationwide on government outreach, including procurement opportunities and legislative issues. He also assists organizations that need to anticipate or respond to government investigations, regulatory enforcement, and litigation.
Democratic Governors' Association, past Treasurer
Democratic National Committee; past Vice Chair, National Finance
Recognition & Accomplishments
Chambers USA, employment law, labor law, labor and employment litigation (Pennsylvania), 2010-2021
The Best Lawyers in America, labor law - management and employment law - management, 1995-2022
Named Chairman Emeritus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) by its Board of Governors, 2013
Board Memberships & Community Service
Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia Region, past Chair; member, ADL's National Executive Committee
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chair
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, past member
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1975)
Duke University (B.A. 1972)