Kenneth M. Jarin leads Ballard Spahr's Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs and Contracting Group. Mr. Jarin represents both public and private employers in labor relations, contract negotiations, interest arbitration, employment discrimination litigation, and wage and hour disputes. He also counsels clients on matters related to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.Mr. Jarin has participated in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and various state agencies. He is chief labor negotiator for the City of Philadelphia.Mr. Jarin served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education�s (PASSHE) Board of Governors from 2005 to 2011. In April 2013, he was named Chairman Emeritus of PASSHE by its board of governors.Mr. Jarin is the past Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Region of the Anti-Defamation League and a member of the ADL�s National Executive Committee. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Mr. Jarin formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Penn�s Landing Corporation, and the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board.Mr. Jarin was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the National Council on the Arts, the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts, from 1994 to 1998. He also is former National Finance Vice Chairman for the Democratic National Committee and former Treasurer of the Democratic Governors� Association.Mr. Jarin is recognized in Chambers USA: America�s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of labor and employment law, in the 2003/04 through 2006 editions and 2010 through 2013 editions. He appears in the 1995 through 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for labor law and employment law.Mr. Jarin is a graduate of Duke University (B.A. 1972) and Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1975).�
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