Jesse Panuccio

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Jesse Panuccio
Jesse Panuccio official photo.jpg
United States Associate Attorney General
Acting
Assumed office
February 21, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRachel Brand
In office
Acting: February 2017 – May 22, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byWilliam Baer (acting)
Succeeded byRachel Brand
Personal details
Born
Jesse Michael Panuccio

(1980-11-01) November 1, 1980 (age 38)
New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationDuke University (BA)
Harvard Law School (JD)

Jesse Michael Panuccio (born November 1, 1980) is the acting Associate Attorney General of the United States.[1][2] He previously served as general counsel to Governor Rick Scott of Florida and as the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.[3][4][5]

Education[edit]

Panuccio received a B.A. from Duke University,[6][7] and a J.D. from Harvard Law School magna cum laude in 2006.[4][8]

Legal career[edit]

Panuccio is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia bars.[9] Panuccio served as a law clerk to Judge Michael W. McConnell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.[9]

Panuccio then practiced law with the Washington D.C.-based law firm Cooper & Kirk PLLC.

Florida government service[edit]

Panuccio's Florida government headshot

Panuccio joined the administration of Governor Rick Scott as deputy general counsel in January 2011.[4] In 2012, Governor Scott appointed Panuccio general counsel to the governor.[4] In those roles, Panuccio represented the governor and the state in several significant constitutional challenges, including challenges to drug testing of state employees and welfare recipients[10][11][4] as well as a required state-worker pension contribution.[4] He also advised the governor on judicial appointments and served as chief ethics officer for the Executive Office of the Governor.[12]

In January 2013, Scott appointed Panuccio executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.[4][13] At the time, Panuccio was 32 years old[4] and was the youngest agency head in Florida government.[14] During his tenure, Panuccio wrote an op-ed in the Miami Herald about the departments efforts to combat fraud in the unemployment insurance program,[15] and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal opposing the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed changes to its overtime rules.[16] In December 2015, Panuccio announced his resignation, effective January 8, 2016.[13]

On January 25, 2016, Governor Scott appointed Panuccio to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.[17]

Department of Justice service[edit]

In January 2017, Panuccio was named acting Associate Attorney General of the United States.[18] The Associate Attorney General is the third highest ranking official at the Department of Justice, and oversees virtually all non-criminal matters.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio". United States Department of Justice.
  2. ^ "For now, Jesse Panuccio is the highest ranking Floridian in Trump's administration". Tampa Bay Times.
  3. ^ "Governor Rick Scott Announces New DEO Executive Director and EOG General Counsel". FLgov.com. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Toluse Olorunnipa, Free-market conservative leads Gov. Rick Scott's jobs agency, Miami Herald (January 27, 2013).
  5. ^ "For now, Jesse Panuccio is the highest ranking Floridian in Trump's administration". Tampa Bay Times.
  6. ^ Jeff Harrington, Q&A with Jesse Panuccio, Gov. Rick Scott's point person for creating jobs, Tampa Bay Times (October 24, 2014).
  7. ^ Margie Menzel, Five Questions for Jesse Panuccio, News Service of Florida (March 31, 2014).
  8. ^ Aaron Deslatte, New agency chief promises more oversight of economic-development money, Orlando Sentinel (February 25, 2013).
  9. ^ a b "Governor Scott Names Additional Staff in the EOG". January 14, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Appeals court weighs Florida welfare drug test law". November 2, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Federal judge raises questions about Florida's random drug-testing policy". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gov. Rick Scott: We Appreciate Jesse Panuccio's Five Years of Service to Florida". Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Michael Auslen & Jeremy Wallace, Jesse Panuccio, Gov. Rick Scott's jobs chief, resigns as agency head, Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau (December 4, 2015).
  14. ^ "Department of Economic Opportunity: New agency chief promises more oversight of economic-development money". Orlando Sentinel. March 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "Fund Florida's fight against fraud". Miami Herald. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  16. ^ Panuccio, Jesse. "The Real Cost of Obama's Overtime Mandate". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  17. ^ "Governor Rick Scott Appoints Forty-Three to Judicial Nominating Commissions". Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  18. ^ a b "For now, Jesse Panuccio is the highest ranking Floridian in Trump's administration". Tampa Bay Times.

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