Kenneth M. Jarin

Tel 215.864.8135
Fax 215.864.9142

Kenneth M. Jarin is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Government Relations and Public Policy Group. Ken represents both public and private employers in labor relations, contract negotiations, interest arbitration, employment discrimination litigation, and wage and hour disputes.

He counsels clients on matters related to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and has participated in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and various state agencies.

Ken also leads Ballard Spahr's public sector labor and employment practice, drawing on more than 30 years of experience representing public employers in labor relations matters, including interest arbitrations, contract negotiations, and grievance arbitrations. He has served as labor counsel for more than 100 public entities, including state governments, counties, cities, towns, and townships.

Ken has been chief labor negotiator for the City of Philadelphia since 1993.

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), 2010-2019

The Best Lawyers in America, labor law - management and employment law - management, 1995-2020

Named Chairman Emeritus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) by its Board of Governors, 2013

Board Memberships

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

National Council on the Arts (governing board of National Endowment for the Arts), presidential appointee (1994-1998)

Penn's Landing Corporation, past member

Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board (PA IOLTA), past member

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors, past Chair (2005-2011)

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

Duke University (B.A. 1972)