Edward Ayoob is a partner and the co-chair of the Federal Relations Group in Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C., office. His work on behalf of clients includes areas such as taxation, appropriations, Native American, small business, foreign affairs, and various regulatory concerns, among numerous other issues.
Edward is the former legislative counsel, tax counsel, appropriations manager, and foreign affairs adviser to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). He was also the senator's chief 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 25 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.
Edward is not regularly admitted to practice law in the local courts of the District of Columbia and pursuant to Rule 49 limits his practice in the District of Columbia to lobbying federal agencies and the United States Congress.