Ballard Spahr announced Monday that Rendell will be a partner in the firm, specializing in public-private partnerships and issues including infrastructure, energy, the environment, health care and higher education.
"This is a great time to be coming back and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and stature," Rendell said in a press release posted on the law firm's website.
The Ballard Spahr announcement says "Gov. Rendell, whose term ended Jan. 18, is widely recognized as an adept policymaker, guiding the City and Commonwealth through unprecedented fiscal distress, and among the most effective chief executives in Commonwealth history."
Rendell, a Democrat, stepped down last week after serving the maximum two terms as governor. He also served as Democratic Party leader, Philly district attorney and mayor during his career in politics.