Robert "BJ" Clark focuses his practice at the intersection of law and government. With his extensive government sector experience and deep knowledge of the governmental, regulatory, and political process, BJ provides his clients with the benefit of an insider's perspective as he works to achieve their goals and objectives. He is the Practice Leader of the firm's Government Relations and Public Policy Group. BJ regularly represents clients before federal, state, and local executive branch and administrative agencies, as well as legislative bodies and committees. He specializes in representing clients that are involved in major economic development and infrastructure projects; renewable energy projects; large public procurements; licensing and administrative law matters including gaming, cannabis, and political and public ethics law compliance. BJ's Government Relations and Public Policy clients include Fortune 50 and 500 companies, private companies, major institutions, and emerging technology companies that are involved in a wide range of industries and businesses. BJ regularly represents and advises political campaigns and candidates at every level including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's Transition Team and the DNC Philadelphia Host Committee. He served as local counsel to the Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee during the 2020 election cycle. Before joining Ballard Spahr, BJ served from 2003 to 2009 as a member of Governor Ed Rendell's Senior Staff where he was responsible for all appointments to Commonwealth boards, commissions, judicial vacancies, and non-civil service positions in agencies and departments under the Governor's jurisdiction. This included coordinating and directing the administration's efforts to engage with a wide variety of constituencies across the Commonwealth to insure diversity and inclusion with appointments and policy initiatives. In addition, he led the Commonwealth's effort to deepen the Main Channel of the Delaware River to 45 feet and also represented the Governor's Office in a number of economic development projects. He also served as a liaison to the National Governors' Association and the Democratic Governors' Association.