Paul M. Lewis

Paul M. Lewis
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Paul M. Lewis was the Department of Defense Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure from 2013-2017. The office of the Special Envoy was established by President Obama and Mr. Lewis was appointed to his position by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He began service on November 4, 2013. Previously he served as both the General Counsel and Minority General Counsel of the House Armed Services Committee. Mr. Lewis also was the Director of the Office of Legislative Counsel at the Pentagon from 2008-2010. Special Envoy Lewis was the Counsel to the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee from 2003-2005. He has also served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps, an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA’s Office and as a trial attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department of Justice. Mr. Lewis is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on "Ethics and Decision-Making," "Introduction to Ethics," "Politics of Terrorism," "Ethical Issues in American Politics," and related subjects. He also regularly lectures on ethics and congressional investigations at Georgetown Law School and George Washington University Law School. 


BA, JD, University of Notre Dame