July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Capitol Counsel is adding another partner, Jeff Carroll, further deepening their Democratic policy and political capabilities, while also expanding their ties and government relations abilities in the U.S. Congress.

“Jeff has been by my side through my greatest trials and achievements in office. My Congressional office, the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Congress, and the nation have benefited enormously from Jeff’s commitment to achieving meaningful progress for the American people,” said Chairman Pallone on the House floor.


Carroll brings almost three decades of public service as Staff Director for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chief of Staff to Chairman Pallone to the firm. Carroll has advised hundreds of Democratic House Members on health care, climate, commerce, telecommunications and energy issues during his time as staff director. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Carroll successfully shepherded four bills through the House that became law. He also worked to end surprise medical bills, fight climate change, expand treatment for opioid addiction and expand funding for important health programs.

Capitol Counsel Founding Partner John D. Raffaelli announced today that former Energy and Commerce staff director will join the firm. “Jeff is uniquely qualified at this moment in a closely divided Congress to provide political, policy and messaging guidance to a wide range of clients,” said Raffaelli.

Prior to his work as Staff Director, Carroll helped guide New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District through Superstorm Sandy in 2012 as Rep. Pallone’s Chief of Staff. Previously, as a legislative aide on labor and defense issues, Carroll assisted Rep. Pallone during 9/11 and protected New Jersey military installations from closure.