Squire Patton Boggs has appointed the Right Honourable Jake Berry MP as a senior advisor in its Public Policy team.
The MP for Rossendale & Darwen, Mr. Berry has held a number of senior government roles, including Minister of State for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth. In his role at the firm, Mr. Berry will work with the firm’s partners on the provision of strategic advice and support to clients on a range of issues, including Brexit and international trade, as well as providing his insight on Northern Powerhouse initiatives.
“We are delighted to welcome Jake back to the firm,” said Rob Elvin, managing partner of the firm’s Manchester office. “Understanding the changing policy landscape is key to long-term business success, particularly in these turbulent times. Our policy expertise and high-level connections across government, business and industry organisations are a key differentiator for the firm globally, enabling us to solve complex problems for clients seeking both a legal and legislative solution. Having worked closely with Jake in the past, we know his unique experience and network will prove a tremendous resource to the firm and our clients, helping us grow our public policy offering in the UK, particularly across the North. We are thrilled to have Jake on board.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Berry said: “Having the support of a global law firm with a robust Public Policy Practice can help businesses stay ahead in an ever-changing world. I am delighted to renew my long-term relationship with Squire Patton Boggs. The firm has a global footprint but remains local in approach, best positioning its clients to maximise opportunities and avoid risks.”
Squire Patton Boggs’ International Public Policy Practice combines legal expertise with political due diligence to help public and private sector clients around the globe. Its team of lawyers and senior policy advisors, numbering former politicians, lawmakers and diplomats, focuses on helping clients anticipate and counteract threats to their priorities, navigate regulatory requirements and grow their investments.