Troy A. Eid, a former United States Attorney now in private law practice with Greenberg Traurig LLP () in Denver, CO, is the Chair of the Indian Law and Order Commission () This all volunteer blue-ribbon advisory panel was created by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 to recommend changes to the President and Congress on strengthening public safety on Indian reservations throughout the United States. Eid, a Republican who was appointed as Colorado’s U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush, was named to the Indian Law and Order Commission by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and unanimously elected Chair by its nine members in April 2011. The Commission released their full report ("A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer" ) on Nov. 12, 2013.〔http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/indian-law-and-order-commission-releases-roadmap-with-recommendations-to-make-indian-country-safer-231632111.html〕 He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver College of Law, where he teaches civil and criminal law with a focus on energy, natural resources, environmental regulation, and American Indian law.
Troy Eid was born in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Sandra Eid. Edward Eid was an Egyptian who immigrated to the United States in 1957 with just $100. Eid was raised in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and graduated from Stanford University in 1986, majoring in Russian Language and Literature. At Stanford he was a research assistant for then-Associate Professor Condoleezza Rice. At graduation, Eid was awarded the prestigious John W. Gardner Fellowship, a joint Stanford-University of California at Berkeley award honoring the late John Gardner, the architect of the Great Society under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Eid was elected editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, ''The Stanford Daily'', and met his future wife, Allison Hartwell, while standing in line at a dorm cafeteria, where she was working as a food-service worker; she later said: "It was love at first sight in the meal card line."〔Burnett, Sara. "U.S. attorney craves tasks." ''Rocky Mountain News'', September 28, 2006, News section, pg. 20A.〕 Eid graduated in 1986 and, along with Hartwell, attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he earned his law degree in 1991.〔 Eid is admitted to practice law in Colorado and the Navajo Nation, and his legal practice has focused on environmental, natural resources and federal Indian law. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute,〔("Press Release: Troy A. Eid sworn in as United States Attorney." ) The United States Attorney's Office District of Colorado, August 14, 2006. Retrieved on August 29, 2008.〕 and has been recognized as one of the country's top practicing attorneys in both American Indian Law and environmental law by ''Chambers USA''〔("Troy A. Eid, United States Attorney, District of Colorado. (Official Biography)" ) ''United States Department of Justice''. Retrieved September 1, 2008, but not currently on-line. See (archive.org ).〕 and was named by ''The Denver Post'' as one of 2007's "People to Watch".〔Mook, Bob. "Eid welcomes new challenges; People to Watch '07." ''Denver Business Journal'', January 8, 2007.〕 He passed the Navajo Nation bar examination in 2005 and now chairs the Committee on Training for the Navajo Nation Bar Association, which is responsible for legal education and the semi-annual bar exam on the country’s largest Indian reservation.
Eid served as a law clerk to Edith Jones, Chief Judge of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals before entering private law practice in 1992 at Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver.〔 From 1994 to 1999, Eid served as general counsel and chief operating officer of the National Information Infrastructure Testbed, an Internet technology research consortium formed to prototype advanced Internet applications in such areas manufacturing, health care and environmental protection.〔 In his capacity with the consortium, Eid directed engineering teams in North America, Europe and Asia.〔
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