October 4, 2017 / Press Release

President Trump nominates Porter Wright partner David C. Tryon as Chief Counsel for Advocacy, SBA

President Trump has nominated Porter Wright litigation partner David C. Tryon as Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The nomination was sent to the Senate Oct. 3, 2017, and is now awaiting confirmation. The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship will hold a nomination hearing and, if approved, the nomination will be sent to the full Senate for confirmation.

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Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the Office of Advocacy. As Chief Counsel for Advocacy, David will work to “advance the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts and state policy makers.”

“I am extremely honored to receive this nomination from President Trump,” said David. “I look forward to the Senate approval process. It would be a privilege to serve the people of the United States and advance U.S. small business interests alongside the Small Business Administration.”

With more than 30 years of legal experience, David has handled a broad range of complex civil disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including disputes involving contract claims, construction disputes, intellectual property, real estate, foreclosure, eminent domain and U.S. constitutional issues. He practices within Porter Wright’s Litigation; Business Competition, Advice & Litigation; and Real Estate Practice Groups.

A member of Porter Wright’s Cleveland office, David is 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. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has a business degree from Brigham Young University.   

Born and raised in Cleveland, David 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. He is also a lay clergyman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About the Office of Advocacy:
Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the SBA is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. As the federal office responsible for examining the contributions and challenges of small businesses in the U.S. economy, we are constantly looking for answers to small business questions—those that intrigue researchers, challenge business organizations, enlighten policymakers, and vex small business owners. sba.gov