Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP proudly announces the release of Peace Meets the Streets: On the Ground in Northern Ireland, 1993-2001, authored by Lewis Roca Rothgerber partner and Denver’s Honorary Consul to Ireland, James M. Lyons.
Lyons served as Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Economic Initiatives in Ireland and Northern Ireland from 1996-2001 under President William Jefferson Clinton. He replaced Senator George Mitchell in that capacity, and played an integral role in support of peace and reconciliation through community-based economic development. This helped to pave the way for the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998, which restored social and political stability in Northern Ireland.
“Jim was very important to the peace process in Northern Ireland,” President Clinton explained, “because of his tireless efforts to keep Americans involved in promoting economic development in a way that benefited both countries, promoted reconciliation, and effectively demonstrated the depth of our commitment to peace.”
From 1993-2001, Lyons also served as United States Observer of the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), a Presidential appointment, during which time he helped to oversee grants, loans and investments made by the IFI in support of peace and reconciliation.
Lyons’ subsequent work has included support of business to business relationships between Irish-based and Rocky Mountain-based companies, particularly in the technology, agricultural and bio-medical sectors.
In 2009, Lyons was appointed Ireland's Honorary Consul in the Denver Metropolitan area by Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin. As a representative of the Irish government, Lyons works to promote Denver’s Irish community and expanded relations between the two countries.
Currently Lyons focuses his practice on complex business litigation mediation and arbitration of virtually all types, including corporate, securities and insurance law. He has more than 40 years of courtroom and jury trial experience in state and federal courts.
The book is currently available on Amazon.