Press Release

Senior White House Policy Advisor Jay P. Lefkowitz Rejoins Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jay P. Lefkowitz, a senior policy advisor to President George W. Bush and head of the White House's Domestic Policy Council, is rejoining Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a Partner, where he will resume his litigation and counseling practice.  This move is effective Monday, Oct. 20.

"We are proud that Jay has served our country in such important positions with distinction, and we are delighted with his return to the partnership," said Thomas D. Yannucci, chair of the Firm's management committee.

Mr. Lefkowitz left Kirkland in March 2001 when he was named General Counsel for the Office of Management and Budget.  He was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy in January 2002.  Over the past two and a half  years, Mr. Lefkowitz has advised the President on a wide variety of issues, including health, education, and transportation policy, labor and veterans' affairs, environmental regulations, and international trade.

Mr. Lefkowitz earlier served as Director of Cabinet Affairs and Deputy Executive Secretary to the Domestic Policy Council in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

Mr. Lefkowitz is a 1984 graduate of Columbia University and received his J.D. degree in 1987 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 900-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, corporate and tax, workout, insolvency and bankruptcy,  and intellectual property and technology matters.  The Firm has offices in Washington, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.