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LPS Names Former Deputy AG as Firm’s New SVP of Government Affairs

""Lender Processing Services, Inc."":http://www.lpsvcs.com (LPS), a Jacksonville, Florida-based provider of technology, data, and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced Monday that Joe Jacquot has been named SVP of government affairs.

Jacquot served from 2007 to 2011 as deputy attorney general of Florida and chief of staff for former Attorney General Bill McCollum.

In his new role with LPS, Jacquot will provide leadership and strategic oversight of LPS' legislative, political, advocacy, and other public affairs activities. He will be responsible for analyzing and responding to pending legislation and regulation affecting LPS; identifying legal, policy and operational issues for LPS; and building rela-


tionships with internal and external partners, including government officials and professional industry associations.

""Joe's extensive legal and legislative experience will help LPS maintain effective governmental relationships so that we can continue to remain compliant with all requirements and regulations, as well as help government representatives better understand the industries LPS serves and our role in supporting those industries,"" said Todd Johnson, LPS EVP and general counsel.

Prior to his work as deputy attorney general for Florida, Jacquot served as the deputy chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where he helped manage priorities of the committee and built consensus within Congress to move legislation, working closely with the executive branch and industry groups.

He also managed the Supreme Court confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, and held several congressional positions including chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee.

Jacquot, who graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with honors, served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law, where he teaches a course on federal legislative practice.

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.

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