Kenneth M. Jarin

Partner
Philadelphia

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.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

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), 2010-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, labor law - management and employment law - management, 1995-2021

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

Credentials 

Education

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1975)

Duke University (B.A. 1972)

Admissions

Pennsylvania