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Jeff joined Reed Smith’s Virginia Government Relations Team 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 federal and state campaign finance issues, lobbying law, election law, and government ethics matters. He assists a number of clients with federal and state compliance issues related to political contributions, political activity, and lobbying.


  • 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

  • Virginia Bar Association Administrative Law Council, Member (2017 - Present)
  • Virginia Administrative Law Advisory Committee – Member (2018-present)
  • Virginia Code Commission, Governor’s Designee (2011 - 2013)
  • William and Mary Law School Association, Board of Directors (2011 - 2018)

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Virginia Business magazine as Legal Elite for Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Law (2015-2017).
  • Named as one of America's leading lawyers in the area of government relations practice in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 & 2017). 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 to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Government Relations, 2015-2019