Jesse Panuccio is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He has substantial experience in high-profile, high-stakes litigation, as well as a deep background in public policy. Having served as an executive in government, he brings a client-centered and solution-oriented approach to difficult regulatory, business, and legal issues.
From 2013 – 2016, Mr. Panuccio served as the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In this role, Mr. Panuccio was the chief labor official and chief land use official for the nation’s third most populous state, and was also responsible for overseeing the state’s economic development program. As a key economic advisor to the governor, Mr. Panuccio advocated for policies and programs that fostered significant business growth in Florida. He was also a leading voice on the need for better data security and fraud detection in government. Under his leadership, the agency developed and implemented an award-winning fraud detection program for unemployment insurance, saving taxpayers nearly $500 million, and the agency also partnered with state and federal law enforcement officials in several major fraud prosecutions.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jesse Panuccio