Described by The Hill as “The Guy Who Knows How to Get You to 60” because he “can round up centrist Democrats in the Senate,” Jeff Peck has been the lead strategist for a diverse range of major issue advocacy campaigns. He joined Peck Madigan Jones in May 2001, and has been Chairman of the Tiber Creek Group for the past several years. The Hill has named Peck as one of the “Top Lobbyists” in Washington every year since 2007.
Between 1987 and 1992, Jeff served as General Counsel and then Majority Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired during this period by then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE). During his tenure at the Judiciary Committee, he played a leading role on four Supreme Court nominations (Bork, Kennedy, Souter and Thomas), proposed constitutional amendments to ban flag burning, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 and a number of intellectual property and antitrust issues.
Described by one leading Washington publication as a “financial services guru,” Peck leads PMJ’s financial services and capital markets practice, running the client service teams for such diverse clients as the Midsize Bank Coalition of America, Deloitte, USAA, MasterCard and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he is the chief Democratic lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness and for Business Roundtable on financial services and corporate governance issues. Since 2006, Jeff has also advised the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, led by Harvard Law School Professor Hal Scott.
Jeff has played a major role on several legal reform initiatives, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act and the Class Action Fairness Act. In each case, he was the lead Democratic lobbyist responsible for building Senate Democrat support.
A profile about Jeff in The Hill observed: “In a narrowly divided Senate, where just a few votes can mean the difference between a White House signing ceremony or a return to the drawing board, a lobbyist like Peck, who can wrap up those last votes, is perhaps the most valuable member of a lobbying team.” The profile went on to say that “Peck’s effectiveness goes beyond mere experience and has to do with the issues and the trust he maintains among both Democrats and Republicans.”
Jeff also works on a range of antitrust and technology matters, including several high-profile mergers, cybersecurity and online piracy.
Between 1993 and 2000, Jeff was the Managing Partner for Government and Regulatory Affairs for Andersen Worldwide (the parent company of Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting). In that capacity, he managed a range of legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the accounting profession.
Jeff is the author of numerous articles and has been quoted in more than 175 news articles and publications including USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Houston Chronicle, Reuters, Bloomberg, The San Francisco Chronicle, CFO Magazine and Fortune Magazine.
Jeff is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School. He is also a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, where he teaches a course on Federal Policy Making.