Blank Rome Government Relations Announces Two New Principals in Washington, D.C.
Blank Rome Government Relations LLC (“BRGR”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Blank Rome LLP, is pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Carrier and Jennifer (“Jenni”) G. Ellison have new roles as principals in BRGR’s Washington, D.C., office. As principals, Jennifer and Jenni will help advance the goals set forth in the recent announcement promoting BRGR’s formal alignment with Blank Rome’s Policy & Political Law group to further strengthen Blank Rome’s government relations practice and interrelated services.
“We are thrilled that Jennifer and Jenni now serve as principals on our team,” said C.J. Zane, Managing Principal of Blank Rome Government Relations. “Their new roles significantly enhance the multifaceted government relations services that our bipartisan group of professionals provide to our clients, allowing our team to effectively work with both sides of the aisle in Congress, as well as with the current and any future administration, to successfully navigate the complex political landscape in Washington, D.C.”
Jennifer Carrier serves as of counsel at Blank Rome and joins BRGR as principal where she will work with former Federal Election Commission Chairman Scott Thomas, who now serves as senior principal at BRGR, to expand BRGR’s capabilities and help clients navigate campaign finance, election, lobbying, ethics, and tax laws at the federal, state, and local levels. Jennifer has over a decade of extensive experience in government relations and political law, lobbying on behalf of national and international clients before Congress, federal agencies, and state and local office holders in many arenas, notably involving voting rights, foreign affairs, healthcare, homeland security, and nonprofit matters. She strategically develops and implements legislative and strategic initiatives, represents individuals, corporations, and political organizations in congressional and government investigations, as well as drafts policy position pieces and legislative language for clients.
Jennifer is also dedicated to pro bono service, providing compliance assistance, federal relations advocacy, and legal counsel to various organizations and resource centers. She earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
Jenni Ellison has been promoted to principal at BRGR, previously serving as a senior adviser to the team. She guides commercial entities, defense contractors, and research firms in executing their strategic and legislative objectives across the federal space. Prior to joining BRGR, Jenni served as vice president, special sales development, for the BMW Group where she executed a strategic objective to develop, certify, and field a new armored vehicle platform for the U.S. government. She previously supported a multibillion division within BAE Systems to develop and execute their corporate legislative objectives. Jenni’s time in Washington began working for the House Armed Services Committee at the U.S. House of Representatives. She started her career in state politics in Columbus, OH, where she was a campaign fundraiser and legislative aide at the Ohio House of Representatives.
Jenni received her diploma in National Security & Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College in Washington, D.C., and her B.A. in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She also studied at John Dolibois European Center in Differdange, Luxembourg, and the Army War College in Carlisle, PA.