Justin McCarthy joined Peck Madigan Jones after serving in the Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. In that capacity, Justin served as a principal liaison and advocate of the President to the House of Representatives and the Senate, with primary responsibility for developing, coordinating and executing White House strategy on priority issues before Finance and Ways & Means Committees, the Agriculture Committees and the Education and Labor Committees. While at the White House, Justin led efforts on the free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama, as well as on Trade Adjustment Assistance in both the House and Senate. In addition, he led efforts in the House on several tax issues and the Farm Bill and on tax issues.
Prior to joining the White House staff, Justin was Assistant United States Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. Named to that position by Ambassador Rob Portman in 2006, he continued to serve in that role for Ambassador Susan Schwab. While at USTR, Justin led efforts with the Congress on free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea, Oman and Panama, the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations and Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Ukraine and Vietnam.
Prior to his work in the Executive Branch, Justin served as Director of Government Relations for Pfizer. He was responsible for health care, intellectual property, international trade and tax issues.