Areas of Practice
  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 2003, cum laude
  • Loyola College of Maryland, B.A., Education with a minor in Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Not admitted to practice.
Jennifer Ungru
Corporate Affairs Advisor
215 S Monroe St
Suite 130
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850.425.7810 tel
850.425.7814 fax

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Jennifer P. Ungru serves as a Corporate Affairs Advisor at Jones Walker, focusing on advocacy strategy development and execution, healthcare policy and messaging, procurement strategy, targeted crisis response/management, and emergency response. Ms. Ungru serves as the Jones Walker lead for matters relating to Florida disaster recovery.

Ms. Ungru’s political experience at the highest level of government provides clients with unparalleled access to policymakers through her deep understanding of policy and the political process. She is routinely tasked with strategically confronting challenges and uses her sharp political instincts and analytical approach to accomplish her clients’ goals. 

Ms. Ungru has a decade of political experience. Prior to joining Jones Walker, she served in both the Legislative and Executive branches of Florida state government. She was appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Rick Scott, overseeing nine agencies, including the health care and public safety departments, as well as State and Management Services. Together, these agencies account for more than 45 percent of the state’s total budget.

Ms. Ungru served as the Chief of Staff for the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which oversees the state of Florida's Medicaid program and regulates more than 45,000 healthcare facilities. During her tenure, the Agency implemented major health reforms, including the movement to Statewide Medicaid Managed Care, the largest procurement in state history. Ms. Ungru also served in the Florida House Majority Office. Nationally, Ms. Ungru has extensive political experience in 13 states and with the Republican National Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee.