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Jay Heimbach

Jay Heimbach

The Hill

The next generation of substance and political savvy here in Washington.

Jay’s deep level of experience in both the Executive Branch and the Senate, combined with private sector and international advocacy, offers clients a unique combination of political, legislative and communications strategy.

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At a Glance

Career Highlights

  • Special Representative of the World Bank Group to North America, Australia, New Zealand and Israel
  • Senior Director for North American Government Affairs, The ONE Campaign
  • Special Assistant to the President, The White House
  • Chief of Staff, US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, The Federal Communications Commission
  • Policy Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff, The White House
  • Special Assistant to the Director of Legislative Affairs, The White House

Areas of Expertise

  • Democratic Politics and Policy
  • Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Political Strategy
  • Congressional Operations and Management
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Foreign Policy and International Development

Key Legislation

  • Affordable Health Care Act
  • Child Nutrition Act
  • Farm Bill
  • American Recovery Act
  • Electrify Africa Act
  • Telecommunications Act of 1995

Membership & Lectures

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Colby College Goldfarb Center Washington Advisory Board


  • JD, Boston University School of Law
  • BA, Colby College


Jay Heimbach joined Peck Madigan Jones following his service as the Special Representative of the World Bank Group to North America, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. In this role, Jay worked closely with the President of the World Bank on managing the relationships between the senior leadership of the Bank and key donor governments.

Jay has spent more than twenty years in Washington, working in two White Houses, the US Senate, and in both the non-profit and private sectors. Prior to his tenure at the World Bank, he was the Senior Director for North American Government Affairs for Bono’s ONE Campaign. There he led a bipartisan team that focused on foreign policy and appropriations. In the Obama White House, he was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, focusing on energy, environmental, agricultural and manufacturing issues in the US Senate. As a member of the original Legislative Affairs team, he worked on the American Recovery Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

He previously served in the Clinton White House in the Office of Legislative Affairs, where he worked on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and the Chief of Staff’s office, where he served as the Policy Director to the Deputy Chief of Staff. In the Senate, Jay was the first Chief of Staff to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). He has also served in senior roles at the Federal Communications Commission, advocacy firms representing Fortune 100 companies, and has advised and volunteered on political campaigns at federal, state and local levels.

He received his JD from Boston University School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.