Robert Wexler
Robert Wexler

Ballard Partners has opened an office in Tel Aviv that is led by former Congressman Robert Wexler and World Bank executive Oscar Chemerinski.

The firm will provide government relations services to Israeli companies and assist those needing representation in the US.

Wexler, a Democrat who represented a district in Florida, is a leader in the American Jewish community. In 2008, he advised then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on Israel and Middle East affairs.

Chemerinski was the Tel Aviv-based director of the global corporate coverage group for the International Finance Corp., the private sector arm of the World Bank. He has advised CEOs and investment banks on emerging markets, cross-border financing and economic development.

Brian Ballard chaired the Trump Victory fundraising operation in Florida.