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South Texas College of Law, JD 1994
University of Texas, BA 1990 and MPA 1993
Licensed to practice in Law in Texas, 1995
Jay K. Aiyer has proven himself a leader and innovator in the public, private and non-profit sectors. A licensed attorney and academic, he has handled a myriad of complex legal and policy matters. A licensed attorney since 1995, he was in private practice with Foster Quan, LLP (formerly Tindall & Foster, P.C.) and previously served as an attorney with the firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, Williams, White and Martin working on business and immigration issues. He is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law, and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
In addition to practicing law, he is an Assistant Professor of Policy at The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University and the interim Assistant Director of the Barbara Jordan Institute for Policy. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law teaching immigration law. .
Jay has also been a senior management consultant for Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P. and has worked extensively in the public sector, first in the Texas Senate, where he worked for state Senator Rodney Ellis and in the City of Houston, where he served as Chief of Staff to Mayor Lee P. Brown. He was the first Asian American and youngest Chief of Staff in the modern history of Houston.
He has also served on the boards of many community and non-profit organizations including, the YMCA International Services, South Asian Chamber of Commerce and Asian American Business Council. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and has been a member of the Houston Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, Asian-American Bar Association, and is a Charter member of TiE Houston. He is a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future, Texas Lyceum, and Leadership Houston. He is also a frequent contributor to the Houston Chronicle as a guest writer on policy issues.
Jay grew up in Southwest Houston, and attended public schools in the Alief and Fort Bend Independent School Districts. He and his wife, Nirja Sharma Aiyer, a Senior Assistant City Attorney, are the proud parents of an 18-year-old daughter, Meera and 14-year-old son, Naveen.