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• Edward G. Rendell will rejoin Ballard Spahr as a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Rendell, a Democrat, served two terms as the governor of Pennsylvania before leaving office earlier this year. He also served two terms as mayor of Philadelphia and is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Rendell is also joining NBC as a political analyst, the network announced Tuesday.

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• Liz Lopez has joined Barnes & Thornburg to work in the firm’s federal relations group in its Washington office. She will be of counsel in the governmental services and finance departments. Before coming to the firm, Lopez worked for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and was an associate with Davis Wright Tremaine. She also was counsel to the commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and worked as an assistant district attorney with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in Boston.

• Andy Izquierdo has joined Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications as a senior vice president in its Washington office. He most recently worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as vice president of media and communications. Before that, Izquierdo worked at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

• Kristin Pearson Wilcox has joined the American Frozen Food Institute as its new vice president of government affairs. The trade group has also promoted Thomas Bradshaw to director of government affairs. Wilcox was the vice president of legislative and political affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association and the director of legislative affairs at the National Food Processors Association. Bradshaw was formerly an aide to Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.).

• Jean Medina has joined the Air Transport Association as its new vice president for communications. Medina comes to the trade group from United Airlines. Before that, she worked in public relations for Tellabs and Ameritech.

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