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James T. McIntyre served in President Jimmy Carter’s cabinet as the 24th Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. McIntyre specializes in the areas of government relations, financial services, tax, insurance regulation and trade association law.


Prior to founding McIntyre & Lemon, PLLC, Mr. McIntyre practiced law with Hansell & Post and later with the McNair Law Firm. Before serving in the Carter Administration, Mr. McIntyre was as an attorney at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Law and Government. In 1966 he became General Counsel for the Georgia Municipal Association, served as Deputy State Revenue Commissioner in 1970 and was later appointed Director of the Office of Planning and Budget for the State by Governor Carter. President Reagan later appointed him to his Commission on Privatization.


Throughout his career in Georgia and Washington, Mr. McIntyre has worked with large corporate clients across the financial services industry. He has represented individual corporate and trade association clients in the banking, insurance, and manufacturing sectors. He has also represented the independent broker-dealer industry in addressing worker classification issues.


Mr. McIntyre has been involved in most major legislative and regulatory changes involving bank-insurance powers since 1988. He was involved with the passage of the landmark Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Acts. He authored amicus briefs in the landmark VALIC and Barnett Bank cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. McIntyre has also contributed to successful outcomes on bank insurance issues in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico and many other states.


In addition to his law practice, Mr. McIntyre has taught graduate courses on public finance at the University of Virginia, School of Government, and at the George Mason University Department of Public Affairs.


  • University of Georgia, J.D.
  • University of Georgia, B.A.
  • Young Harris College, A.A.


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals