Edward R. McGlynn, JD

Senior Counsel for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs


Both a lawyer and a lobbyist, Edward (“Ed”) McGlynn is well-known and widely respected for his depth of knowledge of state government and politics.  A former Chief of Staff to Governor Thomas H. Kean, Ed brings a lifetime of public affairs experience to TZG clients. With  four decades in the public and private sectors, Ed knows how to create and implement strategies that will help your organization succeed and achieve its goals.

Ed began his career in state government in 1982 as Special Assistant Deputy Attorney General and became one of the longest serving Governor’s Chief of Staff after holding the post for Governor Tom Kean’s entire second term from 1985 to 1990.

After leaving government, he practiced law at Robinson, St. John & Wayne and provided public affairs and lobbying services at the Alman Group.  Prior to joining TZG, Ed operated his own consulting firm, ERM Government Affairs, where he represented major corporations, small businesses, as well as numerous associations and non-profit organizations at all levels of government throughout the state.

For the past ten years, Ed has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of McKendree University, his alma mater in Lebanon, Illinois.  Ed has also served on numerous state boards and commissions including The State House Commission, The Board of Meridian Health System’s Government Affairs, Health Resources, and Nursing & Rehabilitation Boards, and the New Jersey Racing Commission where he was appointed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman and reappointed by Governors Richard Codey and James McGreevey.

Ed also serves as the General Counsel to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and their related entities, a position he has held since 1992.

Ed is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the United States Third Judicial Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

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