Kamala Lyon

Principal Legislative Analyst

Kamala has over 15 years of governmental relations and legislative experience.  She has served in UC’s Office of Federal Governmental Relations since 2001. Kamala is a California native and received a B.A. in Politics from UC Santa Cruz. After graduation, Kamala spent four years working on Capitol Hill for Representatives Fortney “Pete” Stark and Zoe Lofgren, before returning to California to attend law school.

Kamala received her JD degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, where she specialized in Governmental Affairs and legislation.  Immediately prior to joining FGR, Kamala served as a law clerk for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and as a legal research analyst for UC’s Continuing Education of the Bar, in Oakland.  Kamala is admitted to practice law by the California Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

  • Intellectual Property (Patent Policy and Copyright issues)
  • Technology Transfer/commercialization issues
  • Library Digitization issues
  • Telecommunications issues/ IT (non-health) policy issues
  • Data Security issues
  • Higher Education Tax issues
  • Small Business issues