Jared B. Rifis

Special Counsel


Jared Rifis is special counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Foley & Lardner LLP. He represents clients and their federal policy priorities before Congress and the Administration. Jared supports the firm’s Government Solutions Practice with analysis and advocacy that advances each client’s public policy goals. He has experience with a wide range of federal and state policy issues and also assists clients with lobbying and PAC compliance.

Prior to joining Foley, Jared served in various roles in Congress, most recently serving as a judiciary and commerce advisor in Senator Harry Reid's leadership office. He was an effective advisor with a broad portfolio, including technology, telecommunications, gun safety, consumer protection, gaming, patents, and other issues.

During law school, Jared worked in the leadership office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Judiciary Committee office of Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the centrist think tank Third Way, and the campaign finance reform organization now known as Issue One.

Selected Presentations ad Publications

  • Speaker, “Introduction to Non-Profits,” Jordan's Guardian Angels 2019 Family Conference (March 30, 2019)
  • Author, “Water Rights Protection,” Daily Journal (January 9, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Government Relations on the First Anniversary of Trump’s Election,” 2017 Executive Exchange, Chicago, IL (November 7, 2017)
  • Speaker, “Pathways to Government: Climbing Capitol Hill,” Georgetown Law (October 4, 2017)
  • Speaker, Lunch and Loans panel at Georgetown Law (February 2017)
  • Speaker, Lunch and Loans panel at Georgetown Law (February 2016)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2014)
    • Law Dean Scholar’s Award
    • Best Exam Award in Lawmaking
    • Received “Exceptional” honors for completing over 175 hours of pro bono services
  • Butler University. (B.A., political science and Spanish, cum laude, 2010)
    • Outstanding Senior Political Science Award for graduating with the top scholastic record


  • District of Columbia


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2017 NDI Executive Exchange
07 November 2017
Chicago, IL