Jack Quinn Chairman & Co-Founder
Jack Quinn's career highlights include public service as Counsel to the President of the United States and other positions in the Executive and Legislative branches of Government; twenty...
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Chairman & Co-Founder
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Jack Quinn's career highlights include public service as Counsel to the President of the United States and other positions in the Executive and Legislative branches of Government; twenty years at Arnold & Porter, a leading law firm in the nation's capital; and the Chairmanship of a major public affairs firm that he has led for more than a dozen years.
Mr. Quinn co-founded Quinn Gillespie & Associates, LLC (d/b/a QGA Public Affairs) with Ed Gillespie in 2000. The bi-partisan public affairs firm specializes in providing government relations and strategic communications services to a wide range of clients, including prominent companies in the fields of high technology, energy, financial services and insurance, telecommunications, health care and other areas.
Before co-founding Quinn Gillespie & Associates, Mr. Quinn was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter, where he practiced for twenty years. Mr. Quinn was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught a seminar in constitutional law for three years before entering government service in 1993.
Mr. Quinn served as Counsel to the Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition after the 1992 election. His first position in the Clinton-Gore Administration was serving as the Vice President's Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff from January to June 1993. He then became Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Vice President in July 1993. In November 1995, Mr. Quinn was appointed Counsel to the President of the United States.
As White House Counsel, Mr. Quinn was the principal advisor to the President and senior White House officials on all legal aspects of policy and legislation before them. He also advised the President and Executive Branch officials on executive appointments and judicial nominations, issues of executive privilege and the powers of the presidency in general, litigation involving the President in his official capacity, financial disclosure requirements, conflicts of interest, separation the President's official and political activities, application of the War Powers Act and other requirements that may apply to the use of force or intelligence-gathering activities, as well as other issues of legal significance to the conduct of the presidency.
Mr. Quinn is a 1971 graduate of the Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences and is a 1975 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. While in college and law school, Mr. Quinn served on the staffs of the United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs (1969–73), the Democratic National Committee (1973) and Senator Floyd Haskell (D-CO, 1974–75). In 1975–76, at the age of 26, Mr. Quinn served as Campaign Director of the (Mo) Udall for President campaign.
Mr. Quinn has served on a number of boards, including Fannie Mae (1997–2000) as a presidential appointee; the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (1997-1999) at the recommendation of the then-Chairman of the SEC; RepEquity (2012); the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial (1998-2005); and the Center City Consortium (2006-2010). He currently serves on the boards of Alternative Packaging Solutions (APS), and Academi, a private security and training enterprise that was purchased in 2010 from owners previously operating the company as Blackwater Worldwide. Mr. Quinn is one of two independent directors on Academi’s board who oversee the company’s governance and compliance activities and policies.