Bose Public Affairs Group LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Mandel as a senior vice president in our Washington, D.C., office. Mandel will lead Bose Public Affairs Group’s new multistate government relations practice and a local government relations practice focused on the city of Washington, D.C. He will also be of counsel to the Bose McKinney & Evans Real Estate and Gaming Groups.
“We are proud of the continued growth of our firm, and bringing Jon on board allows us to offer new state and local government relations services to our clients in our integrated public affairs model,” said Andrew Miller, managing principal of Bose Public Affairs Group. “As we strive to offer high quality service to meet client needs, Jon’s unique experience in multistate strategy and local government relations will be invaluable for our clients at the state level, at the local level in Washington, D.C., and beyond.”
Mandel has substantial legislative, regulatory and communications experience in multiple jurisdictions across the nation. He brings a deep knowledge of legislative, regulatory and political campaigns and vast experience with the state and local legislative process to the BPAG team.
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Mandel spent five years at a top-50 American Lawyer (Am Law) firm, where he spearheaded local and multistate legislative and government affairs campaigns from start to finish. Notably, he was an instrumental member of a team that ushered in legal and regulated online sports wagering in more than half of the country, leading the efforts in states like Maryland, Vermont and Wyoming. He also successfully executed a major legislative campaign, including with direct representation in Indiana and Iowa, that led to a dozen states clarifying their telecommunications laws in just two years.
Mandel has represented clients in state capitols in more than half of the country, including testifying before legislative committees in over a dozen states and Washington, D.C., shaping legislation and accompanying regulations; and working with lawmakers, key stakeholders and clients on issues like telecommunications, 5G wireless expansion, online gaming and sports wagering, carsharing, energy and cryptocurrency. He has also provided representation through an attorney general investigation.
A native Washingtonian, Mandel is familiar with the unique local government landscape in Washington, D.C., and his understanding of the complex legal and political relationship between Congress, D.C.’s mayor and the D.C. Council will help clients navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with doing business in the District. He previously held communications and legislative roles in the office of D.C. Councilmember At-Large Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair Pro Tempore and Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. He has also managed several successful candidate campaigns in the District, in addition to working on President Obama’s re-election campaign in Ohio in 2012.
Mandel is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian. He earned his juris doctor from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.