The impact of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell rejoining Ballard Spahr as a partner in Philadelphia won’t be limited to the East Coast, said Roger Thomasch, managing partner of the firm’s Denver office. He said Gov. Rendell will travel around the country and has committed to meeting with Denver clients when he’s in town. “We are obviously in a period of increasing government regulation … involving everything from health care to energy,” Mr. Thomasch said. “Clients in Denver will have access to Gov. Rendell in terms of his insight and experience on everything the government touches.”