James C. Menges ˘

Senior Director

Jake Menges provides strategic advice to clients in connection with government at the local, state and federal levels. He has been on the front lines of government and politics for over 25 years, starting his career in the bare knuckle world of Presidential retail politics in New Hampshire. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Jake served as the political director for the Great America PAC, the largest and most successful independent expenditure created to help get President Donald J. Trump elected. Earlier in the 2015 presidential primary cycle, Jake served as a political advisor to Dr. Ben Carson. He has developed a reputation for getting tough jobs done, while earning respect on both sides of the aisle and in the business community. As a political consultant, Jake has been involved with helping to elect Governors, Senators and over a dozen Members of the US House.  He has also been involved with multiple Super PACs that elected GOP candidates in blue states.

Jake's career in government began as Director of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff to New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, where he served as one of the youngest cabinet members in New York City history. Jake was the Chief lobbyist for the City of New York overseeing all federal, state and city legislative and lobbying efforts.

Concentrations

  • Government relations
  • Legislation
  • Lobbying
  • Economic Development
  • Procurement & RFPs
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Capabilities

Credentials

Education
  • B.A., New England College, 1993
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.