Joseph W. Jacquot

Joseph W. Jacquot

General Counsel, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis

Joe Jacquot is the General Counsel for Florida Governer-elect Ron DeSantis. He was recently a partner and business attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP where he represented clients in complex federal and state legal and policy matters.

From 2007-2011, Mr. Jacquot served as the chief Deputy Attorney General of Florida. He led significant litigation, including a constitutional challenge by 26 states, and he successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in a criminal prosecution. He worked closely with other state Attorneys General on multi-state litigation and joint engagement with federal entities.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Jacquot was senior vice president for a Fortune 1000, publicly traded company where he served as corporate counsel. He successfully devised and executed strategy in “bet-the-company" litigation to achieve a settlement with 49 states and the U.S. Department of Justice. He provided counsel on Dodd-Frank Act implementation, including representing the company before several federal agencies.

Previously, Mr. Jacquot held the position of deputy chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, overseeing functions of the committee and strategy for advancing legislation, and managing two Supreme Court confirmations.