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Jeff is a member of the Virginia Government Relations Team and has been involved with Virginia policy and politics for two decades. He has served as a top advisor to a Governor, Attorney General, members of Congress, and candidates for statewide office. He joined Reed Smith after serving as a senior legal and policy advisor for the Governor of Virginia, and he draws on this experience to consistently deliver a unique perspective and skillset to his clients.


  • 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

  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce PAC Board 
  • 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

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Recognized by Virginia Business magazine as Legal Elite for Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Law, 2015-2021
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Government Relations Practice, 2016-2022
  • Selected to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Government Relations, 2015-2019.