The Womble Bond Dickinson Government and Public Affairs team provide government affairs, lobbying, community relations, and related legal compliance solutions to clients who do business—or want to do business—in Massachusetts. The team offers clients well-established, bipartisan relationships with members of the Massachusetts legislature, the executive and administrative branches of state government, as well as municipal officials. This wealth of experience allows the team to advocate for their clients and work with them to develop messaging and strategy that effectively communicates even the most nuanced policy positions.

The Boston-based team has a long track record of advocating for clients. Jack and Colleen McGlynn are a father and daughter duo who hail from a family with deep political roots in Massachusetts, while the trio of Colleen, Beth Mullen, and Marty Nastasia began their careers in public service in the office of former Massachusetts Senator Fred Berry. The team also includes attorney Jed M. Nosal, who has practiced in-house at the highest levels of state government.

Jack McGlynn

President
WBD Strategies LLC

t: +1 857.287.3187
e: jack.mcglynn@wbdgov.com

Jack has been a lawyer, lobbyist, and government affairs consultant for more than 30 years. He has directed and assisted in a number of successful grassroots and political campaigns, and he has successfully lobbied for numerous pieces of legislation affecting various clients. Jack has established strong relationships with members of the Massachusetts legislature, the executive and administrative branches of state government, as well as municipal officials.

Colleen McGlynn

Senior Vice President
WBD Strategies LLC

t: +1 857.287.3191
e: colleen.mcglynn@wbdgov.com

Colleen is a government and public affairs professional with close to 20 years of experience serving in strategic political and communication roles.  She partners with clients as they navigate government, media, and community relations in order to reach target audiences and advance organizational priorities. She previously served as Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry and is currently Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Frederick E. Berry Institute of Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University.

Beth Mullen

Senior Vice President
WBD Strategies LLC

t: +1 857.287.3188
e: beth.mullen@wbdgov.com

Beth is an attorney with extensive experience drafting and promoting legislation and amendments focused on a wide variety of topics such as healthcare, transportation, consumer protection, insurance, construction, and zoning. Prior to joining Womble Bond Dickinson Government and Public Affairs, Beth worked at a Massachusetts government relation and law firm with a long history of representing a diverse array of clients, including corporations, partnerships, associations, and individual clients and entities, in the legal, administrative, and government fields. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director for a Massachusetts state senator.

Marty Nastasia

Executive Vice President
WBD Strategies LLC

t: +1 857.287.3189
e: marty.nastasia@wbdgov.com

Marty has extensive and diverse experience in analyzing policy issues and developing political strategies. Through his years at the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall, he has acquired knowledge and an in-depth understanding of municipal and state governmental operations. He previously served as a Director for State Relations in the Office of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Prior to his time in City Hall, Marty served as an aide to both Senate Majority Leader Frederick E. Berry and Senator Therese Murray, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. On Beacon Hill, Marty managed a broad portfolio of fiscal policy initiatives and continues to service clients on complex state and municipal matters, especially in the field of economic development, biotech, and gaming.

Jed Nosal

Senior Advisor, WBD Strategies
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

t: +1 857.287.3175
e: Jed.Nosal@wbd-us.com

Jed guides clients through complex regulatory processes, government investigations, and enforcement litigation. In navigating these government processes and actions, Jed draws from over sixteen years of representing the government at the most senior levels, including as an Assistant Attorney General and Bureau Chief in the Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy and Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor.

Angel Taveras

Senior Advisor, WBD Strategies
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

t: +1 857.287.3170
e: angel.taveras@wbd-us.com

Angel Taveras focuses his practice on complex commercial and government litigation, municipal restructuring, public finance, pensions, and public infrastructure. His most recent experience includes successful federal litigation defending the Rhode Island Secretary of State and post-pandemic changes to Rhode Island mail ballot procedures; defending the United States Virgin Islands in a $1.5 billion pension litigation; and
representing a majority of Rhode Island cities and towns in challenging the constitutionality of a state law that allows the wage and benefits provisions of collective bargaining agreements to continue indefinitely. Angel also has experience with a wide range of commercial litigation, including matters arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

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