Jeff Clements

President, American Promise; Free Speech For People founder, board chair; Author, Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations

Jeff Clements is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is the co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. Jeff co-founded Free Speech For People in 2010, after representing several public interest organizations with a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Citizens United case.
Jeff previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. In private practice, Jeff has been a partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, and in his own firm.
In 2012, Jeff co-founded Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides cost-effective capital to farmers and businesses engaged in local, sustainable agriculture.
Jeff lives in Concord, Massachusetts.