Government Relations & Administrative Law

Robert B. Crowe is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in its Boston and Washington, DC offices. Mr. Crowe represents clients before federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory, and administrative agencies. He works to prepare and implement government relations strategies, introductions to public officials as well as political and legal analysis. Mr. Crowe served as Co-Chairman for Finance of the Democratic National Committee during the 2004 Presidential campaign.

Jack Hart, the former Assistant Majority Leader in the Massachusetts Senate, served the citizens of the Commonwealth from 1997-2013. As a legislative leader with an understanding of the Massachusetts economy, Mr. Hart co-authored the 2008 $1 Billion Life Sciences Initiative, the 2005 Act Promoting Stem Cell Research, and the 1997 legislation to build the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Moreover, he worked with Mayor Thomas Menino to spearhead the development of Boston’s “Innovation District” on the South Boston Waterfront, home to hundreds of cutting edge businesses.

Bill Hogan is the founding partner of the Boston office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.  He practices in the areas of business litigation, government relations, administrative law, and sports business law.  He served as outside counsel to Congressman Martin Meehan during the impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee. He served on the Transition teams of two Treasurers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He also Chaired the Operations Subcommittee of Treasurer Tim Cahill’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Transition Team. He represents clients before the Attorney General’s office and various State Agencies and Boards.

Francis R. Powell is a partner who applies his litigation experience representing insurance, construction, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies to assist clients with their government relations needs. He works with public and private entities and is engaged in drafting, tracking and substantive analysis of legislation, advocacy before public officials and staff, and implementation of legislative strategies.

Joseph M. Donovan is a Managing Director of the Federal Strategies Team and assists clients in areas such as defense, higher education and energy. Mr. Donovan interacts regularly with the New England Congressional delegation as well as state officials in Massachusetts on behalf of his clients. He previously served as Director of Communications for the Executive Office of Economic Development in the administration of Governor Mitt Romney and provided counsel to four secretariats and 17 agencies and offices.  

Jennifer Jackson is a policy advisor who served for five years as chief of staff to the Senate Assistant Majority Leader in Massachusetts and as a senior staff member for the Committees on Economic Development and Commerce and Labor. Throughout her 13 years in government, she worked on economic stimulus legislation to enhance job growth in the Commonwealth and has a deep understanding of legislative processes.