Public Service Fellows

Gray Center Public Service Fellow Jesse PanuccioJesse Panuccio is an Attorney based in Washington, D.C. and Florida. From 2017 to 2019, he served at the United States Department of Justice, for much of that time as the Acting Associate Attorney General, the third-ranking position in the Department. In that role, Mr. Panuccio oversaw the civil and criminal work of the Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Environment, and Tax Divisions. Mr. Panuccio served as DOJ’s Regulatory Reform Officer and Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud.

Prior to joining the Justice Department, from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Panuccio led the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, serving as the chief labor, economic development, and land-use official for the nation’s third-most-populous state. Mr. Panuccio also served as General Counsel to then-Governor Rick Scott of Florida, a role in which he managed major litigation and advised the governor on scores of judicial nominations.

Mr. Panuccio served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael W. McConnell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Panuccio received his J.D. from Harvard and his bachelor’s degree from Duke.