Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson Of Counsel

Jessica Robinson practices in all areas of political law, advising labor unions, PACs, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, candidates, and political professionals. She focuses on managing legal risks and minimizing compliance burdens so that her clients can focus on voter contact, advancing progressive policies, and winning elections. She has 15 years’ experience helping clients navigate campaign finance laws, Internal Revenue Code, counseling organizations and individuals engaged in election campaigns and direct and grassroots lobbying efforts at the federal, state and local levels.

Ms. Robinson has successfully represented clients before the Federal Election Commission and various state and local campaign finance agencies. Before joining Trister Ross, Ms. Robinson was an Associate General Counsel at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), where she advised the union on all aspects of its political program and advocacy work, and served as counsel to the union’s federal and state PACs as well as its charitable organization.

Prior to her time at AFSCME, Ms. Robinson served as in-house counsel to the nation’s largest independent voter registration and engagement operation. Before that, she was an associate at a D.C. firm, representing federal, state and local candidates, political parties, PACs, unions, corporations, outside groups, donors and political professionals with respect to campaign finance, election and tax law, as well as lobbying and legislative ethics rules.

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2002
The George Washington University, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Prior Professional Experience:
Associate General Counsel, AFSCME
Counsel, America Coming Together
Associate, Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & MacKinnon
Investigative Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee
Investigative Researcher, U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee

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