James Grogan

James Grogan

James “Jim” Grogan was ACC’s chief counsel and Keating’s “right hand policy man.” Grogan did a significant amount of Keating’s behind-the-scenes work in lobbying various politicians to support different bills that were beneficial to ACC and Lincoln. A number of the senators say that they or their staff dealt mostly with Grogan, not Keating, in the months surrounding the April 1987 meetings. The infamous “Get Black” memo penned by Keating was addressed to Grogan. During the Senate Ethics Committee hearings, Grogan requested and was granted a private session and was granted immunity for the release of that session’s transcript into evidence.