Partner Joe Jacquot has been appointed as Chief Legal Advisor and General Counsel to Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and his Administration. The Governor’s inauguration is on January 8, 2019.
Jacquot has an extensive legal and political background. He is a former Florida chief Deputy Attorney General, and was involved in the state’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which was ultimately heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Jacquot also successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court in a criminal prosecution. Earlier in his career Jacquot was the Deputy Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Additionally, Foley partner Christopher Kise was named counsellor to the Governor-elect’s transition team last month.
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,” Florida Daily
article, “Ron DeSantis Picks Joe Jacquot to Serve as Chief Legal Advisor for Office of General Counsel
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