"It is a rare individual that can combine intense, substantive legal and policy experience with a broad understanding of the interpersonal dynamics and deep personal relationships that make our system of government prosper. Jonathan Miller is not only so uniquely gifted, but more importantly a good friend and trusted advisor."
– Michael Steele, former Republican National Chairman and Lt. Governor of Maryland
Jonathan S. Miller
WHY JONATHAN WORKS IN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
“After serving nearly two decades in the heart of the political arena, I’ve seen how government can both serve as a powerful agent for the common good as well as a paralyzing and polarizing force to stifle progress and growth. My new mission is to serve as a bridge between the public and private sector and help shepherd my clients through the labyrinthine maze that is the intersection of law, public policy, politics and public relations.”
JONATHAN'S RECORD OF SUCCESS
There are typically three types of government relations attorneys: Those with the broad, substantive expertise in matters of law and public policy; those that can vividly refine and articulate a powerful message to policymakers and bureaucrats; and those with the political savvy and deep personal connections to navigate administrative and legislative progress. Jonathan is all of the above.
Jonathan’s extensive knowledge of state and federal legislative, administrative, and regulatory structures came from nearly two decades in government, both as an elected official and senior appointee. A prolific writer and a frequent national talk show guest, Jonathan possesses communication skills and media savvy that are among the elite in his field.
Jonathan has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates for legalization. Upon leading successful lobbying efforts that laid the groundwork for the current hemp program regime, Jonathan now serves as general counsel to the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the industry’s leading business trade association, which led the fight to secure permanent federal legalization of hemp and continues to address the development of hemp-friendly state regulation. Jonathan’s work was recognized by the prestigious National Law Journal, which named him to its inaugural class of “Trailblazers” among government relations professionals.
In private practice since 2011, Jonathan oversees the firm’s Kentucky government relations practice and counsels corporate and association clients who interact with government at the local, state and federal level. Jonathan advises clients on procurement matters – from RFP solicitations to bid protests – election law, and public finance work, particularly in regard to energy efficiency projects.
While in public office, Jonathan oversaw much of the legal framework of state government, including most of the state’s procurement, financial management, facilities and technology, as well as the Administration’s nationally recognized efforts in energy efficiency, transparency, pension reform and re-inventing government.
HOW JONATHAN MAKES CONNECTIONS
Two-term elected Kentucky State Treasurer and Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet under Governor Steve Beshear
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Energy under President Clinton; Legislative Director, U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper; long-time aide to Vice President Al Gore
Chairman, Kentucky Democratic Party; Co-Founder of No Labels, national grassroots movement dedicated to bipartisan problem-solving
Contributor, The Daily Beast; Founder, The Recovering Politician blog; Author of three books on faith, public policy and crisis management
Frequent guest on national media circuit, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS This Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
CEO, The Recovering Politician's Second Act Strategies, crisis management simulations for corporate and organizational audiences
B.A., Government, Harvard University, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude