Jere Glover brings an unusual blend of public and private sector experience to the Brand Law Group. A former CEO and attorney in private practice, Jere also spent many years in government service, most of it focused on minimizing the regulatory burden on business. For more than six years, he was the federal government's lead defender of small businesses in the regulatory process. In that capacity, he systematically analyzed hundreds of regulatory actions by federal agencies, identifying flaws and shortcomings in many of those actions and helping the affected businesses seek relief. Information developed by Mr. Glover’s team led to rollbacks of dozens of regulations and formed the basis of a number of successful lawsuits.
The work that Mr. Glover directed saved the private sector more than $20 billion in annual regulatory costs. And it cut a wide swath across many types of businesses — including mining, fishing, telecommunications, transportation, financial services and agriculture. Having also served on Capitol Hill, Jere understands how to make a case with the nation's lawmakers. Independent analysis that his office commissioned were a major factor in Congress' unprecedented decision to vote down the controversial "ergonomics" rule in 2001.
Following his May 4, 1994, Senate confirmation, Mr. Glover served as the Small Business Administration's Chief Counsel for Advocacy until January 21, 2001. Prior to joining the Administration in 1994, Jere established his own law firm and was CEO of several successful, technology-related businesses. Well-respected in the trade association community, Mr. Glover has served as a trade association executive and on the boards of several national trade associations. After helping to develop the Small Business Innovation and Research Act while working for Congress, Mr. Glover engaged in private and public venture capital efforts.
Rounding out his two decades of federal government service, Mr. Glover has served as Counsel to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee from January through December 2001. He has also served as subcommittee Counsel to the House Small Business Committee, the Director of the Legal Division of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and as a senior antitrust trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. He has testified before Congress over 30 times and appeared in over 100 agency proceedings, including rule-makings, adjudications, enforcement proceedings, and others.
B.A. and J.D., University of Memphis, 1969
L.L.M. in Administrative Law and Economic Regulation, George Washington University
District of Columbia