Contributor Profile

Edward Ayoob

Job TitlePartner

Company NameBarnes & Thornburg

Edward Ayoob is a partner and the co-chair of the Federal Relations Group in Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C. office. In addition to Native American and gaming issues, his work on behalf of clients includes areas such as taxation, appropriations, foreign affairs, telecom, financial services, small business and various regulatory concerns among other numerous issues. Edward is the former legislative counsel, tax counsel, appropriations manager, and foreign affairs advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D ' NV). He was also the senator's primary aide on judicial nominations and other issues related to the senator's leadership role. Edward also served as Majority Leader Reid's assistant finance director on the senator's successful 1998 reelection campaign. He has worked in the government and represented clients' interests before the government for 23 years. Edward received his J.D. in 1996 from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was elected vice-president of the Student Bar Association. He also was a member of Duquesne's Trial Moot Court and Appellate Moot Court Honor Societies. He clerked for Allegheny County (PA) Court of Common Pleas President Judge Robert E. Dauer. Edward graduated in 1991 from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in international relations and political science. In 1990, he attended La Sorbonne and the American University of Paris. Edward is a member of the board of governors of the Arab American Institute and a member of the board of trustees of the International Maronite (Lebanese Catholics) Foundation. He is also a former president (1999-2004) and member of the board of directors of the Nevada State Society.

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