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Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Gonzalez Joins Hinckley Allen

Brings extensive experience in public finance, government, and health care


Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez will join Hinckley Allen to lead the Firm’s work with public sector clients, bringing more than 20 years of public and private sector leadership and legal experience.

Gonzalez will be a Partner in the Firm’s Boston office. In his role, he will reunite with two of his former law partners to expand Hinckley Allen’s nationally-recognized Public Finance practice and leverage the breadth of expertise and experience throughout the firm to help public sector clients and those with interests before government address the challenges they face. Gonzalez will also apply his public policy, regulatory, and leadership experience in the health care sector to support Hinckley Allen’s Health Care practice.

Gonzalez brings more than two decades of experience to Hinckley Allen, including:

  • Serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts and New Hampshire Healthy Families, subsidiaries of Centene Corporation, where he successfully led all aspects of the health insurance companies to provide government-subsidized health care coverage to low-income individuals in the state Medicaid programs
  • Serving as the Secretary of Administration and Finance of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he successfully managed a $32 billion state budget through the Great Recession, oversaw 18 state agencies with more than 3,000 employees, and chaired the boards of the Health Connector and the Life Sciences Center
  • Working as a Partner in the public finance department of a major Boston law firm representing cities, towns, and other governmental entities in the financing and development of capital projects and other governmental programs

“Jay is a tremendous addition to Hinckley Allen,” said David J. Rubin, Managing Partner at Hinckley Allen. “Jay’s public sector experience and relationships, his health care experience, and his deep connections in the local business community will add value for our clients in Boston and throughout the Northeast. We’re excited to welcome Jay to our team.”

“I’m thrilled to begin a new chapter of my career here at Hinckley Allen,” Gonzalez said. “This opportunity allows me to continue to work with governments and public sector stakeholders to meet their objectives and to leverage my experience in the health care industry to help clients navigate the complex challenges they face. Best of all, I have the good fortune of doing it with a law firm that is on the rise in Boston and throughout New England, has a positive and supportive culture, and is laser focused on providing its clients with solutions-oriented, efficient, and high-quality legal services.”

Hinckley Allen has a nationally-recognized Public Finance practice, which has rendered opinions in public finance transactions involving more than $8 billion of bonds since 2016. With a focus on rigorous and detail-oriented work, the firm is committed to providing the highest quality of legal counsel and in-depth industry knowledge to public finance clients, which include many of the region’s governmental and non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Public Finance group, please click here.

Hinckley Allen’s Health Care group is one of the most experienced health care law practices in the Northeast. The firm’s health care attorneys provide sophisticated and strategic guidance on the most difficult issues facing health care providers, including evolving models for delivery of care and reimbursement, the need for various strategic alliances, insurance, technological advances, regulatory compliance, risk management, government enforcement and white collar defense, and complex disputes and investigations. To learn more about the Health Care group, please click here.


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