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January 18, 2005 

Jim Lyons Names as ITC's General Counsel

Stephen Koplan, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), today announced that James M. Lyons has been designated as the ITC's General Counsel. Jim Lyons served as the ITC's Deputy General Counsel from 2001 until appointment as acting General Counsel in February 2004. He has practiced international trade law since 1977, starting his career as an attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He entered private law practice in 1982, where he remained until 1993, when he first came to the ITC. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). At USTR, he was responsible for legal matters related to trade in agricultural products, including related WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement proceedings. His public service experience also includes legal positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Customs Service, the predecessor of the current Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.



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