Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Joe Jacquot has joined the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice as a partner.
Jacquot’s extensive experience includes serving as the deputy attorney general of Florida and chief of staff for the Florida Attorney General from 2007-2011. His achievements include successfully arguing the state’s position before the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida v. Powell. Additionally, he was the lead strategic lawyer for the constitutional case, Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services, brought by 26 states. More recently, Jacquot was senior vice president and corporate counsel to a Fortune 1000 company in the financial services industry. Prior to his work at the attorney general’s office, Jacquot worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as the deputy chief counsel where he oversaw constitutional and legislative issues.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joe to the Foley team. His extensive consumer financial services background and experience with the Florida Attorney General and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will provide additional depth to our practice and a unique vantage point for our clients,” said Michael Tuteur, chair of Foley’s Litigation Department.
At Foley, Jacquot will focus on a variety of consumer financial services litigation for an array of industries, including mortgage services, Dodd-Frank Act issues and consumer protection concerns. Jacquot will continue his close connection with state attorneys general around the country, assisting clients with matters that are under consideration or investigation by attorneys general nationwide.
“We look forward to working with Joe, whose comprehensive knowledge of legislation, public affairs and advocacy related to consumer financial issues will be invaluable to our clients,” said Martin Bishop, co-chair of Foley’s Consumer Financial Services Practice.