THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Pittsburgh, PA) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 24, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES M. LYONS AS U.S. SPECIAL ADVISOR
TO THE PRESIDENT AND TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ECONOMIC INITIATIVES FOR IRELAND President Clinton today named James M. Lyons to be the
U.S. Special Advisor to the President and to the Secretary of State for Economic Initiatives for Ireland.
Mr. Lyons, of Denver, Colorado, was named by the President in 1993 to be the United States Observer to the International Fund for Ireland (IFI). He works actively to further the fund's objectives for the promotion of economic redevelopment and reconciliation in Ireland.
A senior trial partner with the Colorado law firm of Rothgerber, Appel, Powers & Johnson, Mr. Lyons joined the firm in 1971, concentrating his practice in complex business matters and litigation. His practice also involves international trade.
Listed in the Best Lawyers in America, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Lyons has been honored for his public service in Colorado by the Governor and the Colorado Supreme Court. Since 1995, he has served as a trustee of the University of Northern Colorado. He received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.
In his new capacity, Mr. Lyons will coordinate the efforts of U.S. government agencies to further the President's and the Secretary of State's economic initiatives to support the peace process in Northern Ireland.