Jason Briefel (he/him/his) is a partner* (non-attorney) at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he has worked in the firm’s government affairs practice since 2012. Mr. Briefel has served as Director of the government affairs practice since 2015.
As SBR’s Director of Government and Public Affairs, Mr. Briefel provides legislative and organizational representation to clients of the firm’s government affairs practice, including serving as Director of Policy & Outreach of the Senior Executives Association.
Mr. Briefel is frequently quoted in the media discussing legislative and executive actions impacting the functioning of the federal workforce and efficiency of the federal government. These media engagements include regular interviews with the Washington Post, CNN, Politico, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BNA, PBS, Federal News Network, Government Executive, Federal Times, E&E News, FCW, and Government Matters TV.
He is a frequent speaker at trainings, conferences, and events. He has designed and managed a variety of professional development events, including the Presidential Rank Awards (PRA) Leadership Summit. Mr. Briefel also serves as editor-in-chief of the FEDagent and FEDmanager newsletters. He created the FEDforum–a single platform within the publications that unites voices from across the federal community and elevates organizational priorities. Mr. Briefel is also a co-host of the biweekly podcast FEDtalk on the Federal News Network.
Mr. Briefel is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Public Policy Committee. He is a member of the Selection Committee for the Government Executive Government Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining SBR, Mr. Briefel worked in Congress for a member of the North Carolina delegation, interned with the DC-based think tank Third Way, and volunteered at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. He also served as a research assistant and project manager for the FireChasers, a collaborative research endeavor between the U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina State University.
Mr. Briefel holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond and an M.N.R. from North Carolina State University.
*Mr. Briefel is not an attorney and not engaged in the practice of law.