Ballard Spahr has formed a dedicated political and election law group to help individuals, organizations, and government officials, to be led by partner Joseph A. Kanefield. He had been general counsel to former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Other members include Edward G. Rendell, special counsel, and former Pennsylvania governor and general chair of the Democratic National Committee; partner Kenneth M. Jarin, vice chair for national finance for the Democratic National Committee and former treasurer of the Democratic Governors' Association; and partner Jon M. Laria, who chaired the finance committee for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and served on the transition steering committee.

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