Jeff Clements

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Jeff Clements is President of American Promise, a fast-growing, cross-partisan network of Americans working locally and nationally to win a 28th Amendment so people, not money, govern America. (

He is an attorney and the author of Corporations Are Not People (Berrett-Koehler, 2012, 2014). His articles and opinion pieces have appeared widely, including in US News & World Report, The Boston Globe, Salon, The Hill, Fox News and many others.

Jeff also is Managing Partner of Whaleback Partners, LLC, (, which invests in entrepreneurial businesses building a sustainable local food economy. He co-founded Whaleback Partners in 2012.

An attorney, he has been a partner in the Boston law firm of Mintz Levin, and in his own firm. He also has practiced in Portland, Maine. In public service, Jeff served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office from early 2007 to 2009. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 attorneys and staff in law enforcement and litigation in the areas of civil rights, environmental protection, healthcare, insurance and financial services, antitrust and consumer protection. Jeff also served as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts from 1996 to 2000, where he worked on litigation against the tobacco industry and handled a wide range of other investigations and litigation to enforce unfair trade practice, consumer protection and antitrust laws.

Jeff has helped to start and been a board member of many non-profit organizations and businesses. Today, in addition to the board of American Promise, he serves on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts. Twitter: @ClementsJeff