Overview Events News Intelligence Joseph W. Jacquot Partner jjacquot foley.com Download vCard Joe Jacquot is a partner and business attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He represents clients in complex federal and state legal and policy matters. Mr. Jacquot counsels companies in consumer protection enforcement and regulatory matters, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and in any matter involving state Attorneys General. He has deep ties with Attorneys General nationwide. Mr. Jacquot is a member of the firm’s Consumer Law, Finance & Class Action, Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations, and Antitrust Practices. From 2007-2011, Mr. Jacquot served as the chief Deputy Attorney General of Florida. He led significant litigation, including a constitutional challenge by 26 states, and he successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in a criminal prosecution. He worked closely with other state Attorneys General on multi-state litigation and joint engagement with federal entities. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Jacquot was senior vice president for a Fortune 1000, publicly traded company where he served as corporate counsel. He successfully devised and executed strategy in “bet-the-company” litigation to achieve a settlement with 49 states and the U.S. Department of Justice. He provided counsel on Dodd-Frank Act implementation, including representing the company before several federal agencies. Previously, Mr. Jacquot held the position of deputy chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, overseeing functions of the committee and strategy for advancing legislation, and managing two Supreme Court confirmations. Representative Experience Represents a Fortune 50 company in an antitrust matter before state Attorneys General Represents a national health care association before the 50 state Attorneys General and the FTC Represents a national retailer in a consumer protection investigation by a state Attorney General Represents an association before the 50 state Attorneys General for implementation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision Represented a company before the FTC in providing documents and testimony in a merger review Represented clients in authoring amicus briefs in several U.S. Supreme Court cases including: The James Madison Institute and other state-based economic policy groups in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman (2017) The State and Local Legal Center in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes (2016) The Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access (CSPRA) and a number of mortgage and real estate industry associations in Spokeo v. Robins (2015) Represented a Fortune 1000, publicly traded company in a multi-state settlement of 49 states for $130 million Represented the State of Florida in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 648 F.3d 1235 (11th Cir. 2011), ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court Represented the State of Florida in Florida v. Powell, 130 S.Ct. 1195 (2010) Recent Presentations and Media “Why You Should Care About the CFPB’s New Leadership,” interview with MarketWatch (January 25, 2018) Author, “State AGs are Flexing Their Muscles to Protect Your Technology Privacy," The Hill (July 21, 2017) Presenter, “State Attorneys General Enforcement Under a New Administration,” Real Estate Services Providers Council (RESPRO) Annual Conference (April 20, 2017) Quoted, “As Trump Administration settles in, look for state AGs to become more aggressive,” FTC: Watch (January 19, 2017) Author, “State AGs May Turn Up Enforcement Under Trump,” Law360 (December 21, 2016) Author, “Old Consumer Protection Laws Don’t Necessarily Fit Sharing Economy,” National Law Journal (June 20, 2016) Presenter, “State Enforcement Activities on Student Loan Servicing and Collection,” National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) conference (June 8, 2016) Author, “Spotlight on Spokeo: Ruling Represents Win for Businesses,” Law360 (May 20, 2016) Presenter, “Reaching Out to Government Officials: State Attorneys General and Federal Agencies” Webinar, Public Affairs Council (February 23, 2016) Author, “What To Expect From State Attorneys General This Year,” Law360 (January 3, 2016) Author, “Trillions in the Balance: Which Way Will the Wheels of Justice Turn Spokeo v. Robins?” Bloomberg’s U.S. Law Week (November 17, 2015) Author, “Midpoint 2015: What To Expect From State AGs,” Law360 (June 29, 2015) Presenter, “Federal Breach Notification Law and the States,” NetDiligence Cyber Risk Conference (June 3, 2015) Quoted, “Be proactive and work with State AGs on complaints,” Housing Wire (February 24, 2015) Presenter, “When State and Federal Regulations Collide,” Mortgage Bankers Association Servicing Conference (February 24, 2015) Affiliations Mr. Jacquot served as chair of the Jacksonville Ethics Commission. He also served as an adjunct professor at Florida State University’s College of Law teaching courses on federal constitutional law. Mr. Jacquot was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Education Mr. Jacquot earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1999) with honors. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1992) with a distinguished major in political and social thought. Admissions Mr. Jacquot is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Florida, and before the U. S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Community Engagement Mr. Jacquot’s business roles include serving as a representative on the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council, on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s regulatory groups, and on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform. He also has been a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, and Leadership Florida.