Jessica R. Giroux is the Director of Governmental Affairs at the National Association of Bond Lawyers located in Washington, DC. As Director, Jessica leads advocacy efforts including anticipating and responding to federal legislative and regulatory activities that impact the public finance industry including tax reform, municipal securities disclosure, and regulatory proposals. Jessica also serves as staff for various NABL committees including Governmental Affairs, General Law & Practice, Securities Law & Disclosure, and Tax Law. She works with committee leadership to develop white papers, best practices, one-pagers, and other items that promote the integrity of the municipal market through the education of its members and via advocacy on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining NABL, Jessica served as General Counsel and Managing Director for the Bond Dealers of America. There, she was responsible for member engagement, advocacy on Capitol Hill and with federal regulators, research, analysis, and information collection regarding regulatory initiatives derived from efforts at the MSRB, FINRA, SEC, and the Treasury. Jessica has also served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to New York State Senator James Alesi, where she led the office’s legislative initiatives. She also spent four years in the DC offices of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg where she focused on issues related to transportation, energy, environment, census, and immigration. Jessica obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and a law degree from Albany Law School of Union University. She is admitted to the New York State and U.S. Supreme Court Bars.