Ex-PA Gov. Ed Rendell rejoins Ballard Spahr law firm

Ballard Spahr says the ex-Governor is back on his old law firm

Chairman Arthur Makadon announced Rendell's return this morning. Ballard won lots of government business while Rendell ran the state. Now it'll try to use his national contacts (Rendell was a controversial head of the Democratic National Committee) to win more out-of-state work now that Republicans have taken control of Pennsylvania.

Rendell said in the announcement: "Ballard was always one of the best law firms in Philadelphia and its profile and strength as a national firm are greater than ever before. The firm had seven offices when I left in 2003. It now has 13. This is a great time to be coming back and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and stature.”