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.”