We help clients overcome challenges and make the most of opportunities that stem from government policy, legislation, and regulation—providing strategic advocacy in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across the country.


Our experience includes public service as well as private practice, giving us an inside perspective on how government operates and the ability to grasp the policy context of our clients’ goals. Instead of simply reacting, we anticipate issues and identify legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect our clients’ interests.

Ken Jarin, who leads the practice, has served as Treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association and national deputy finance chair of the Democratic National Committee. Former Pennsylvania Governor and Mayor of Philadelphia Edward G. Rendell is Special Counsel at the firm. Governor Rendell was an active, early supporter of President-elect Biden and maintains close relationships with senior members of the transition team. Their leadership of our federal government relations practice, combined with decades of lobbying experience of other team members, allows us to provide our clients with exceptional insight and advocacy strategies for the incoming administration.

Our federal lobbying team advocates for clients before Congress, the Executive Branch, and federal agencies. We also offer advocacy services at the state level, where the business and political terrain varies from one state capital to the next. We develop and execute state-by-state strategies for meeting goals across industries and are positioned to move quickly and aggressively to protect those goals, when necessary.

Our team provides the following government relations services at all levels of government: 

  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Political intelligence gathering
  • Public policy research and analysis
  • Legislative drafting
  • Public procurement and contracting
  • Political law compliance
  • PAC formation, operations, and compliance

Contact

Kenneth M. Jarin
Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8135
jarink@ballardspahr.com