Hemenway & Barnes Expands Government & Election Law Practice with Addition of Jennifer Grace Miller

July 26, 2021

Hemenway & Barnes, one of Boston’s leading legal and fiduciary firms, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Grace Miller has joined the firm as counsel and co-chair of the Government & Election Law practice. She will represent government entities, public officials, businesses, nonprofits, and private clients on government and administrative law matters, policy issues, litigation and appellate advocacy.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to Hemenway & Barnes," said Patrick Moore, partner and co-chair of the Government & Election Law practice group at Hemenway & Barnes. "With deep understanding of how government works and extraordinary experience as an advocate, Jennifer will be a strong addition to the firm and to clients seeking government and election law expertise. I couldn't think of a better person to work with side-by-side as co-chairs of the firm's expanding Government & Election Law practice group."

As chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Senate, Jennifer advised 40 Senators and their staff on a broad range of complex and often high-profile legal matters that included or related to constitutional law, legislation, ethics, conflict of interest and litigation, among others. Jennifer also served as Chief of the Government Bureau in the Attorney General’s Office, which defends the Commonwealth when it is sued in state or federal court, including arguing the Massachusetts case, McCullen v. Coakley, before the Supreme Court of the United States. Jennifer began her public service career as Senior Staff Counsel at the Supreme Judicial Court and then served as an Assistant Solicitor General in the New York Attorney General’s Office.

“Hemenway & Barnes has assembled a powerhouse Government & Election Law team made up of highly skilled litigators with considerable understanding of the legal and policy decision-making at the federal, state and local levels,” said Nancy Gardiner, Managing Partner and Director of Family Office Services at Hemenway & Barnes. “Jennifer is a veteran litigator with experience in all three branches of government. We’re so pleased to welcome her to H&B and to see the positive impact she has on this growing area of our firm.”

The Government & Election Law practice group at Hemenway & Barnes helps clients navigate the ever-changing terrain of law, public policy and government action. They represent businesses, nonprofits, elected officials, and private clients who are affected by a host of regulatory, land use, and civil appellate issues. They also represent state, municipal, and quasi-governmental entities as they craft, and later defend, their respective approaches to a variety of governance issues.

Hemenway & Barnes provides unapparelled representation of nonprofits seeking to be involved in political issues, campaigns for office, ballot initiatives, and advocacy for particular public policies. They also represent candidates and elected officials on ethics, campaign finance, and election-related issues.

In addition to Jennifer, the team includes:, M. Patrick Moore, who served as Associate Counsel at the White House, counsel to two Massachusetts Governors and on campaigns, most recently as Deputy General Counsel to the Biden for President Campaign; Stephen W. Kidder, former Commissioner of Revenue and General Counsel to the Secretary for Administration and Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Michael E. Porter, former Deputy General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.; and Eleanor A. Evans, former General Counsel of Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD), one of the largest nonprofit human services providers in New England.

About Hemenway & Barnes

Based in Boston, Hemenway & Barnes LLP has served as trusted counsel to the region’s high net worth families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for over 150 years. The firm is uniquely designed as a home for legal and financial expertise, with a focus on providing each client with services that are specifically tailored and results-oriented. Areas of expertise include estate planning, litigation, corporate work, and real estate. Its affiliate, Hemenway Trust Company LLC, is a New Hampshire based, private trust company offering a full range of wealth advisory and management services. For more information, visit www.hembar.com.

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