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Jeff joined Reed Smith in 2013 after serving as a senior legal and policy advisor for the Governor of Virginia. His practice focuses on representing clients before the Virginia General Assembly, Executive branch agencies, and Virginia local governments. He also advises clients on campaign finance, election law, and government ethics matters. His work for clients includes drafting legislation, creating and implementing legislative strategies, testifying before legislative committees, lobbying legislators and other government officials, advising on political contributions, and developing creative solutions to help solve problems with state and local government.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as Legal Elite for Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Law (2015-2016).
  • Named as one of America's leading lawyers in the area of Government Relations Practice in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 & 2017 editions. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the United States confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" for his Government Relations practice (2015, 2016, 2017). Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.


  • College of William & Mary, B.A., Government & Finance
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., Executive Editor, William and Mary Law Review

  • Virginia

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit

  • VBA Administrative Law Council, Member (2017-Present) 
  • Virginia Code Commission, Governor’s Designee (2011-2013)
  • William and Mary Law School Association, Board of Directors (2011-Present)

  • Honorable Henry E. Hudson, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia, 1 August 2009 to 1 August 2010