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The Diverse Career of Politank Managing Partner Francisco Domenech

Francisco J. Domenech is best known as the managing partner of Politank, a government affairs law firm that specializes in representing private interests before government forum audiences. A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. Domenech received both his B.A. in political science and his Doctorate of Law from the University of Puerto Rico’s Rio Piedras Campus. He also attended the University College of London for a semester, during which time he took several classes in comparative law.

Prior to joining Politank, Francisco Domenech served as Director of the Office of Legislative Services for the Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly, a position roughly equivalent to the director of the U.S. Congressional Research Service. He has also been the chief legal counsel to the President of the Puerto Rican Senate, a position in which he was responsible for providing legal advice and representing the Senate’s interest before courts. Mr. Domenech’s political career also includes five years as a member of the Democratic National Committee from 2007 until 2012. He has attended the past four Democratic National Conventions, and in 2008 he was the Deputy Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign in Puerto Rico.

More recently, Mr. Domenech was honored as one of Caribbean Business’ “40 under 40” businesspeople and entrepreneurs for 2016. Not only was Domenech named as one of the 40, but Caribbean Business also revealed that he received the most votes of any nominee. During the same year, he managed Hillary Clinton’s second primary campaign in Puerto Rico, and Mrs. Clinton ended up scoring a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders. He was also the 2016 campaign manager for Jennifer Gonzalez, who ended up becoming the youngest Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner and the first woman to serve in the position.

Outside of his career, Francisco Domenech has been heavily involved in supporting a variety of philanthropic organizations. These include the Clinton Foundation, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Puerto Rican Museo del Arte, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, among others. As a lawyer, Domenech is licensed to practice in the the Commonwealth Courts and U.S. District Courts of Puerto Rico as well as various courts in the continental U.S., including the Supreme Court.