Advocacy Chief Counsel Nominee

October 4, 2017

On Sept. 30, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate several personnel to key administration posts, including the Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the Small Business Administration (SBA).

David Christian Tryon of Ohio has been nominated to be the Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the SBA. Mr. Tryon, a litigation partner with the law firm of Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, has been practicing law for over 31 years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has a business degree from Brigham Young University. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Tyron has served as the President of the Brecksville/Broadview Heights School Board and is currently an Executive Board Member for the Boy Scouts of America, Lake Erie Council, a member of the Ohio Advisory Committee for the United States Commission on Civil Rights and President of the Cleveland Lawyers Chapter for the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. In addition to representing both large and small corporate matters in court, Mr. Tryon has handled public interest matters on a pro bono basis.

The Office of Advocacy is primarily responsible for ensuring agencies follow the legal requirements under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act but also generate small-business research as well. The office is instrumental in shaping regulatory policy for the small-business community, often before those rules and regulations are even public in an official rulemaking procedure.

NSBA strongly supports the Office of Advocacy and understands that it is critically important to that mission for the Office of Advocacy to have a leader to direct its advocacy efforts and present the small business perspective to federal agencies whose regulations directly impact small businesses across the country.