This biographical article is written like a résumé. (June 2018)
|White House Staff Secretary|
|Assumed office |
June 6, 2018
Acting: February 7, 2018 – June 6, 2018
|Preceded by||Rob Porter|
|Education||Duke University (BS, BA)|
Harvard University (JD)
Lyons was a student of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, from which he graduated in 2000. He went to Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts in 2004.
In June 2007, Lyons was a student of Harvard Law School and worked as a Summer Associate at, his later employer, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He was a member of the board of "One Day's Work", a group which dedicated one day of every member's earning in summer jobs for people in need. Lyons graduated with a J.D. in the HLS class of 2008.
In 2007 Lyons was admitted to the State Bar of Texas, and in 2010 he was admitted to the Bar for the District of Columbia and the Federal Circuit. He started his professional career as a law clerk to Brett Kavanaugh, a former judge serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and current Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a former White House Staff Secretary.
After his clerkship, he worked for Representative Jeb Hensarling as a legislative assistant. He then moved to the private sector, working as a senior litigation assistant for the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice was mainly related to federal regulatory policy.
In May 2014, he went back to Capitol Hill, becoming General Counsel in the office of Senator Rob Portman. In this role, he accompanied Senator Portman to meetings of the Subcommittee on Investigations for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
In February 2016, Lyons joined the law firm Boyden Gray & Associates.
After the sudden departure of Rob Porter in February 2018, Lyons was promoted to acting White House Staff Secretary. In June he was formally appointed to the role on a permanent basis. Lyons oversees, together with the White House Chief of Staff, the flow of information to the President.
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