"Very knowledgeable" and "strong on industry-related business terms."
Legal 500 2019

Overview

Jeff Edwards is an associate at Mayer Brown and focuses on government and global infrastructure law.  He represents public and private sector clients in a variety of a public-private partnership (P3), construction, transactional, and political law matters.

Public-Private Partnerships: Jeff has advised clients on a number of sector-leading P3 transactions. Recent representations include advising the District of Columbia Office of Public-Private Partnerships on the Henry J. Daly Building renovation project, assisting Purdue University in the drafting of a P3 agreement for a 1,300-bed student housing project, advising a shortlisted bidder on the Phoenix Freeway Lighting P3 project, advising the Alabama Department of Transportation on its Mobile River Bridge P3 project, advising a shortlisted bidder on the Colorado Central 70 Project, and advising Northern Illinois University on its naming-rights concession for the university’s convocation center.

Construction: Jeff also works on complex construction matters for private and public clients, including owners, sponsors, lenders and contractors. He has advised a private health network on its design and construction contracts for renovation and new-build hospital projects across the United States. He has also advised the Arkansas Department of Transportation on its I-30 Crossing design-build project and represented the Illinois Executive Mansion Association on the reconstruction of the State of Illinois’s Governor’s mansion, a historic restoration project.

Public and Political Law: Jeff also advises private clients on public and political law issues. His work in this area includes advising investment funds, nonprofit entities, government agencies, and other clients on campaign contribution issues, government ethics, and related public law matters. Jeff also advises political action committees, ballot initiative committees, and political candidates on forming political committees and complying with campaign finance and disclosure laws.

Jeff received his BA from Brigham Young University and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. While in law school, Jeff served as Book Review Editor of the Michigan Law Review, as president of Wolverine Street Law, and as a student attorney in the International Transactions Clinic. He was a recipient of the Raymond K. and John R. Dykema Scholarship Award.

Education

University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude

Brigham Young University, BA

Admissions

  • Illinois