Law & Policy

J DuClos is a modern law and policy boutique piloted by me and based on Independence Wharf in Boston, one of the world’s most intellectually vibrant cities. I lead a global practice, assisting individuals, private and hybrid organizations, and governmental units with matters of personal to international significance.

I serve clients with a mastery of process; a highly organized, efficient and technologically adroit back office; and most importantly, a deft method of advocacy that pierces minds with positions that are understood and unforgettable.

If you have any questions about what I do or whether I can help you, it’s best to call and talk them over. I’m here to do just that.


Consulting Group


Apart from my legal practice, I separately lead a broader consulting team that draws on interdisciplinary talent from the fields of medicine, education, law, media, finance, design, and public policy to provide incomparably flexible initiation, leadership and delivery across the public and private sectors, whether on domestic or international projects. Brief bios from some of the members of this group follow.


Jason Ahn


Jason Ahn is a Harvard-affiliated Emergency Medicine Resident at the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Jason works with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, e.g. consulting with the Korea International Cooperation Agency in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, researching for the National Institute of Health, and practicing medicine with Partners In Health in Rwanda. Jason is actively involved in the struggle to reunite Korean families divided by the 38th parallel and produced a documentary film on the subject. Jason is a Doctor of Medicine and graduate of Harvard Medical School where he was an Abundance Project Scholar. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Jason was also a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and History earned at the University of California, Berkeley.


“Bureaucracy is subordination of ends to means.” –– Russell Ackoff


Krisda Chaiyachati


Krisda Chaiyachati is a consultant for the United Nations’ World Health Organization, and is a Primary Care Chief Resident at the Yale-New Haven and Waterbury Hospitals. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Yale Primary Care Progress and the Board of Governors of the New Haven County Medical Association. Krisda has conducted HIV/AIDS research on mobile systems in South Africa and has also been a medical volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Uganda and Thailand. Krisda is a Doctor of Medicine and graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health earned at the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights Studies earned at the University of Georgia.


“When I was young I used to admire intelligent people. As I grow older I admire kind people.” –– Abraham Heschel


Justin DuClos


Justin DuClos is the Principal Attorney at J DuClos LLC. His legal experience includes litigation work in the highest courts in the United States as well as post-Katrina flood and levee cases in New Orleans. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Louisiana. In addition to his practice, Justin teaches, speaks and writes on public policy, justice, media, the environment, and education. Such engagements have included fellowships at Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Justin holds a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Management earned at Harvard University, where he was a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. He also holds a Juris Doctor earned at Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy earned at Providence College.


“Bella cosa far niente.” (It is beautiful to do nothing.) –– Madame de Sévigné


Benjamin Spear


Ben Spear is a brand strategist and designer who’s spent his life helping innovators succeed. He is the Founder of Brand Hack, which helps companies use modern methods of design process to communicate purpose and guide them through the constant change of technology, culture and economics. Ben is a fervent futurist. He has provided analysis, strategy and design in the startup, education, media, and nonprofit sectors for clients such as Berklee College of Music and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Ben earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Boston University, focusing on critical seeing, classical handwork and the relationship between fine art and design.


“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” –– Albert Einstein


Alex Triantaphyllis


Alex Triantaphyllis is a Partner at Marka, a firm that focuses on helping companies in undercapitalized markets achieve growth. Alex has significant experience in financial and legal matters for businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He previously worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital through public debt and equity for clients in the firm’s Global Natural Resources group. Alex has also worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Co., and in venture capital law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Silicon Valley. He also founded PAIR: Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees, a nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas. Alex holds a Juris Doctor earned at Harvard Law School where he was the Business and Bluebook Chair of the Harvard Law Review. He has completed coursework for a Master’s in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Hispanic Studies earned at Rice University.


“If I could be anywhere in time and change the outcome, it would be now.” –– Jackson Browne