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Jack A. Abramoff

Jack A. Abramoff *

Senior Director of Government Affairs
Government Affairs;
Entertainment

abramoffj@gtlaw.com
www.gtlaw.com

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Washington, D.C. Office
800 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
Facsimile: (202) 331-3101

Telephone: (202) 533-2335

Jack Abramoff's practice focuses on building legislative coalitions, grassroots organizing and Washington, DC based lobbying efforts. Jack is considered a top issues strategist. He has been consistently named as one of the nation's most powerful and effective lobbyists in rankings by publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, National Journal, Roll Call and Washingtonian Magazine.

Jack is directly involved in the Republican party and conservative movement leadership structures and is one of the leading fund raisers for the party and its congressional candidates.

He is a former executive director of President Ronald Reagan's grassroots lobbying organization, Citizens For America, where he directed and crafted lobbying efforts on a broad range of issues. Jack also had a direct role in shaping the agenda of the second Reagan presidential term, which, in its later applications, ultimately brought the Republican Party to control of Congress in 1994. Before this position, Jack was the national chairman of the student wing of the Republican Party - the College Republican National Committee and a member of the national executive committee of the Republican National Committee.

Jack's practice also focuses on entertainment law, with a specialty in advising governmental entities on the creation and improvement of incentive programs designed to attract motion picture production to their jurisdictions. He is a regular lecturer at Georgetown Law Center on entertainment law topics. Jack has hands-on experience in the entertainment industry, he spent ten years as the producer of a number of feature motion pictures.

Areas of Experience

  • Federal
  • Legislative
  • Entertainment

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Executive Director of President Ronald Reagan's grassroots lobbying organization, Citizens For America 1985
  • Member of the national executive committee of the Republican National Committee 1981-1985
  • Chairman, College Republican National Committee 1981-85
  • Chairman, USA Foundation 1983-5
  • Chairman, Toward Tradition 1994-2000
  • Board of Directors: US Holocaust Memorial Council 1982-87
  • Americans for Tax Reform, Member of the Board, 1995 to Present
  • National Center for Public Policy Research, Member of the Board, 1995 to Present
  • President Torah School Greater Washington 1993-2000
  • President Yeshiva of Greater Washington 2000
  • President, Yeshiva College of the Nation's Capital 2000
  • President, Eshkol Academy 2001 to Present
  • Board of Governors, Council for National Policy 1983-87, 2000 to Present
  • United Seniors Association, Member of the Board, 2000 to Present

Articles, Publications and Lectures

  • Lecturer at Georgetown Law Center on entertainment law topics

Awards and Recognition

  • "Star Rainmakers: The Hill's list of top lobbyists," listed in The Hill Magazine, 2002; 2003
  • "Who’s Who and Who’s Where on K Street," listed in The Hill Magazine, 2001
  • Biblical Mercantile Award from Cascadia Business Institute, 1999
  • Outstanding Public Affairs Professional from National Center for Public Policy Research, 1998
  • Winston Churchill Award from National Center for Public Policy Research, 1997
  • Scholar of Biblical and American History from Toward Tradition, 1994
  • Distinguished Biblical Scholar Award, Keter Torah Institute, 1988
  • National Order of Merit, USA Foundation, 1983

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1986
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Brandeis University, 1981

Admitted to Practice

*Not admitted to the practice of law

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