Emily Jacobs represents clients on matters related to transportation, energy efficiency, environment and natural resources, federal appropriations, immigration, education and homeland security. She specializes in strategy development and implementation, securing federal funding, and the monitoring of federal legislation. Emily also works with coalitions and organizations to advocate for Congressional action or to revise and promote broad national policy.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs Public Advocacy, Emily spent five years as a partner at a government relations firm in Washington DC. Emily also served as a staff member for a former Senator and Congressman from Florida. Her work in Congress included managing appropriation requests, developing legislative strategy in conjunction with outside groups and their constituencies on an array of issues, in addition to preparing talking points, drafting testimony and legislation.

    Emily was recently honored with the “MavPAC 40 Under 40” award in the Political Category by Maverick PAC at their annual conference.

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    • Working with a client to address a recently drafted Technical Advice Memorandum put out by the Internal Revenue Service that is having negative effects on the tax exempt bond market in numerous states.
    • Working with a client to address an unfunded federal mandate related to wastewater infrastructure.
    • Working with a client to create and promote tax legislation that includes performance-based tax credits to encourage energy efficiency in homes.
    • Successfully working with a client to secure approval for their airports application to the US Customs and Border Protection to expand their flight operations in the Caribbean.
    • Successfully working with a client to obtain a TIGER grant for a coalition project worth more than US$11 million.
    • Obtaining federal research funding for a large specialty crop producer to help mitigate the effects of invasive species.
    • Working with a client to pass into law language that established a “Nationwide Fraud Task Force” to coordinate federal, state and local initiatives to enforce mortgage fraud laws.
    • Assisting a client in obtaining political asylum in the US.
    • Negotiating a memorandum of understanding to clarify a lawsuit settlement between two federal agencies that would have resulted in the client being held liable for millions in future regulatory takings claims.

    Education

    • University of Florida, B.A., 2006

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