J.C. Boggs


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J.C. Boggs, Government Advocacy and Public Policy Group at King & Spalding

J.C. Boggs is a partner with the Government Advocacy and Public Policy group at King & Spalding, the top rated firm in National Law Journal’s annual survey of leading lobbying practices in the United States (“Influence 50”).  With over 25 years of experience in law and public policy, Chambers USA recognizes Mr. Boggs as a leader in government relations law and commends him as “one of the most proficient attorneys on the scene.”

By virtue of his substantive expertise and strong relationships on Capitol Hill, Mr. Boggs has developed a dynamic financial services and technology policy practice.  He represents technology and innovation companies before Congress and the executive branch in the areas of cybersecurity, e-government, cloud computing, big data, and patent reform.  He also works closely with Members of Congress and federal financial regulators who oversee global and mobile payments, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, consumer protection, bitcoin and distributed ledger technologies.  He frequently writes and speaks on evolving legal and regulatory issues relating to Fintech and Govtech (see Thought Leadership and Publications referenced below).

Mr. Boggs also co-chairs King & Spalding’s State Attorneys General practice and represents clients in their interactions with Attorneys General across the country in the areas of financial services, healthcare, energy and technology policy, regulation and enforcement matters.  Earlier in his career, he worked in the Hong Kong Attorney General’s office and served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

After starting his career as a Delaware corporate lawyer and clerking for the Delaware Court of Chancery, Mr. Boggs joined the staff of U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) as counsel to the Senate Banking and Governmental Affairs committees.  While on Capitol Hill, he helped craft the Reigle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act, and has since advised clients on every major financial services bill in the past 20 years, including Gramm-Leach-BlileySarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.

In 2009, Mr. Boggs received a Presidential appointment to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, an agency of the World Bank and world’s leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement.  He has handled legal matters in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and continues to provide strategic and global government relations advice to clients seeking to enhance their access and influence internationally.  J.C. was named Republican Lawyer of the Year in 2012.

As a strong supporter of education, Mr. Boggs is pro bono general counsel to Jobs for America’s Graduates and has served on numerous boards over the years, including Kimball Union Academy, where he was board secretary and chairman of the committee on trustees.  He is Chairman of Jobs for Delaware Graduates and a founding director of Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship (GCSEN) Foundation.  To honor his grandfather and namesake, former Delaware Governor and U.S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs, he established the Boggs Scholarship for Public Service at the University of Delaware, a need-based scholarship for students interested in public service.

A competitive open water swimmer, Mr. Boggs also enjoys skiing, sailing and racquet sports.  While living in Australia, he crewed a 54′ ketch more than nautical 1,000 miles from Sydney to the Whitsunday Islands, and has since been featured in the Washington Post for swimming competitively in all 50 states.  His wife, Bhavana, is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Marriott International, Inc.  They live in Washington, D.C.