Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell brought his experience in infrastructure and public-private partnerships to Ballard Spahr, one of the few firms in the area with a significant P3 practice. Gov. Rendell helps the firm’s clients navigate local, state, and federal government agencies. He focuses on five practice areas: infrastructure and P3, energy, environmental, health care, and higher education.

Philip Yannella’s move to Ballard Spahr to lead its eDiscovery practice was part of a hot trend for Pennsylvania firms in 2011. Mr. Yannella has represented large companies on e-Discovery issues in “bet the company” litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. He has counseled clients on litigation hold implementation, protocols for discovery coordination and management, vendor selection, and overall strategy.