Quentin Palfrey

Martin Institute Auditorium

Throughout his career in government, law, and non-profit management, Quentin has been a leader in fighting poverty and inequality, expanding access to good jobs and fair pay, and standing up for consumers.

Quentin worked with President Obama to support innovation and create jobs as Senior Advisor for Jobs & Competitiveness in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives at the US Department of Commerce from 2009 to 2013.

Prior to working in the Obama administration, Quentin served as chief of the Healthcare Division in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. There, he played a key role in important policy decisions relating to implementation of Massachusetts’ landmark health reform law, spearheaded important consumer protection efforts, and oversaw multi-million dollar litigation and investigations against insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare providers.

He also served as the Attorney General’s representative on the Council on Racial Disparities, the Board of Directors of the Betsy Lehman Center for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Rehabilitation.