With unprecedented spending on infrastructure expected from Washington, D.C., Ballard Spahr has been focusing resources on its public-private partnership practice, including making two recent lateral hires who are working in that area full time.

But even as lawmakers continue to negotiate over the proposed $1 trillion spending package for investments in rail, roads, electric grids and other critical infrastructure, Ballard Spahr’s P3/Infrastructure practice has already had its work cut out for it in terms of representing government entities, developers, banks and other players in public works projects.