Jon Mandel is of counsel to the Bose McKinney & Evans Real Estate and Gaming Groups. He also leads Bose Public Affairs Group’s multistate government relations practice and a local government relations practice focused on Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Bose McKinney & Evans, Mandel was a managing associate at a top 50 American Lawyer (Am Law) law firm, where he spearheaded local and multistate legislative and government affairs campaigns from start to finish. He possesses broad experience in legislative lobbying and general government regulatory work. Jon’s practice focuses primarily on assisting clients in governmental affairs and policy matters within the gaming space. Current and past clients include professional sports leagues and online gaming, sports wagering and daily fantasy sports operators.

Jon was also a member of his former firm’s Real Estate Group. He assisted investors, real estate advisors and developers on all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint venture formation and leasing.

During law school, Jon served as Chief Articles Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy journal. He also completed two externships with Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

Before attending law school, Mandel served as a staffer to D.C. Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (At-Large), Chair Pro Tempore and Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. Jon also managed several successful local candidate campaigns and worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign in Ohio in 2012. Early in his career, he worked on major federal healthcare communication accounts at one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, delivering both traditional and digital media coverage of the United States’ transition from paper to electronic health care records.    

Jon serves as a volunteer with Play Sports (Promoting Local and Youth Sports), a coalition of thousands of stakeholders across the country’s youth sports industry, which advocates for state funding to increase youth sports programming accessibility for low-income and underserved communities.


University of California Los Angeles School of Law

University of Vermont (bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian)

Appointments / Memberships

Fellow, New Leaders Council, District of Columbia (Class of 2015)

Member, Leadership Development Committee, D.C. Bar (2023 – Present)    


District of Columbia, New York