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Economics & Public Policy

Jay Lefkowitz

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jay Lefkowitz is senior litigation partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis and a member of the firm’s global management executive committee. He is also an adjunct professor of administrative law at Columbia Law School. Mr. Lefkowitz has had a distinguished career in public service, including the period from 2005 through 2009, when he was the United States Special Envoy on Human Rights in North Korea. He also served as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush for Domestic Policy and as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget. Earlier in his career Mr. Lefkowitz served as Director of Cabinet Affairs and Deputy Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council for President George H.W. Bush. His essays on law, politics, and religion have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Public Interest, Jerusalem Post, Commentary, and elsewhere. Mr. Lefkowitz is a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School.