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Jeffrey Peck

Jeffrey Peck

The Hill

In a narrowly divided Senate…a lobbyist like Peck, who can wrap up those last votes, is perhaps the most valuable member of a lobbying team.

Jeff has led a diverse range of major issue advocacy campaigns, and is widely recognized as one of the top lobbyists in Washington for his ties to Senate Democrats, his financial services expertise and strategic and tactical acumen. The Hill has named Peck as one of Washington’s “Top Lobbyists” for ten years running.

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At a Glance

Career Highlights

  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Judge Bernard M. Decker, 1982-1983
  • Law Firm Litigation Associate, 1983-1987
  • General Counsel and Staff Director, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1987-1992
  • Head of Government Affairs, Andersen Worldwide (Arthur Andersen and Anderson Consulting), 1993-2001

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Services and Capital Markets
  • Civil Justice Reform
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Coalition Management
  • Democratic Politics and Strategy

Key Legislation

  • Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
  • Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998
  • Class Action Reform Act of 2005
  • Numerous Titles of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • America Invents Act
  • Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act
  • CFIUS Reauthorization
  • Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
  • Multiple Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Multiple Congressional Investigations
  • Witness Preparation for Multiple Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers

Membership & Lectures

  • Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke University School of Law, 2013 – Present
  • Numerous Guest Teaching Lectures
  • Multiple Speeches to Clients on Elections

Education

  • JD, University of Chicago, 1982
  • BA, Duke University, 1979, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

Biography

Jeff Peck joined Peck Madigan Jones in May 2001, and was Chairman of the Tiber Creek Group between 2007-2018. He has been named as one of Washington’s “top lobbyists” for more than a decade, with client matters ranging from financial services, legal reform, antitrust, energy, elections and a diverse range of large coalitions engaged in multi-year issue advocacy campaigns.

Between 1987 and 1992, Jeff served as General Counsel and Majority Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired during this period by then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE). During his tenure at the Judiciary Committee, he played a leading role on four Supreme Court nominations (Robert Bork, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter and Clarence Thomas), proposed constitutional amendments to ban flag burning, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 and a number of civil rights, intellectual property and antitrust issues.

A profile about Jeff in The Hill observed: “In a narrowly divided Senate, where just a few votes can mean the difference between a White House signing ceremony or a return to the drawing board, a lobbyist like Peck, who can wrap up those last votes, is perhaps the most valuable member of a lobbying team.” The profile went on to say that “Peck’s effectiveness goes beyond mere experience and has to do with the issues and the trust he maintains among both Democrats and Republicans.”

Between 1993 and 2000, Jeff was the Managing Partner for Government and Regulatory Affairs for Andersen Worldwide (the parent company of Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting). In that capacity, he managed a range of legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the accounting profession.

Jeff is the author of numerous articles and has been quoted in more than 175 news articles and publications including USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Houston Chronicle, Reuters, Bloomberg, The San Francisco Chronicle, CFO Magazine and Fortune Magazine.

Since 2017, Jeff has served as Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Biden Foundation.

Jeff is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. For several previous years, Jeff was a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, where he taught a course on Federal Policymaking with former Senator Ted Kaufman. Jeff also has been a guest lecturer at the undergraduate level at American University and the University of Maine.

Jeff graduated Duke University (1979) summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School (1982).