Taft is pleased to announce that partner Lacy Johnson has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the President’s Export Council. The President’s Export Council serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade, whose central focus is to advise the President on export trade matters.
The Council informs the President of governmental policies and programs that impact U.S. trade performance; advances export expansion; and offers a platform for discussing and resolving trade-related issues pertaining to business, industrial, agricultural, labor, and government sectors. Appointed members are the nation’s leading representatives of business and industry, agriculture, and labor.
“It is a great honor to be selected to serve on the President’s Export Council,” Johnson said of his appointment. “The Council’s work will support the growth of export and trade relationships with global trading partners of the United States. I look forward to working among some of the most prestigious key executives, leaders, and strategists in the country.”
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Johnson serves as the Partner-in-Charge of Taft’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of firm’s Executive Committee. His legal practice focuses on public affairs and government with more than 30 years’ experience. President Biden appointed Johnson as an At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee in 2021. He served on the Biden-Harris transition team and is a trusted advisor and supporter of many Congressional leaders and members. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Prior to his legal practice, Johnson served as a Lt. Colonel in the Indiana State Police and was a Lt. Commander of the U.S. Naval Intelligence Reserves. He also served as the 7th District chairman of the Indiana State Democratic Party.