The dream team
Syl Lukis has a distinguished career in Florida and national politics spanning four decades. As one of the firm’s key strategic advisors, Syl’s political and policy experience has been critical to the success of the firm’s growth in Florida and expansion to the national level.
As Managing Partner of Ballard Partners’ Washington, DC office, Syl works closely with the firm’s Chairman and CEO, Brian Ballard, and members of the Washington, DC team regarding a variety of significant federal issues on behalf of both domestic and foreign clients. Most important among them are matters involving trade, tariffs, anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues before U.S. White House trade and National Economic Council officials as well as those in the United States Trade Representative’s Office and the United States Department of Commerce. Syl also works closely with the Ballard DC team on behalf of several foreign entities and countries regarding strategically important geopolitical matters before the United States Department of State and the National Security Council. Additionally, Syl represents clients before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch including the United States Treasury Department and the Departments of Interior, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security.
Syl has been a member of the District of Columbia Bar for more than forty years and had the high honor of serving his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Further, his public service career included serving as an Attorney with the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and as an Assistant Director of the Cuban Haitian Task Force at the U.S. Department of State during the mass immigration crisis commonly known as the Mariel Boat Lift.