THE BOYD LAW FIRM                    
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION WITHOUT SACRIFICING INTEGRITY

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 Waldorf, MD 20604

 Office: (703) 7831-4343     
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Harold L. Boyd, III

Prior to becoming a founding member of The Boyd Law Firm, Mr. Boyd advised members of Congress on the Judiciary Committee and the influential Appropriations Committee. 

Immediately prior to Opening the Boyd Law Firm, Mr. Boyd served as Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Claims.  In this position, Mr. Boyd, was the key staff member for immigration policy responsible for advising the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee and all other Democratic members of the subcommittee on immigration policy.   The Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims was the Subcommittee directly responsible for oversight of the then Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which is now incorporated into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  This position, among other things, allowed Mr. Boyd to play a central role in drafting the legislation that integrated the former INS into the new DHS.  

As Counsel to the Subcommittee principally responsible for the oversight of the DHS, Mr. Boyd, through preparing witnesses for Subcommittee hearings necessary to investigate the effectiveness of the INS and through structuring the message of the Minority Party Members of Congress for hearings used all methods of investigation available to the Subcommittee Counsel.  Consequently, he shaped the inquiry into the failure of the INS to detect some of the 9-11 conspirators, helped investigate the strengths and weaknesses inherent in our social security system so as deter social security fraud by potential terrorists, investigated the impact of U.S. trade policy on immigration law and investigated the asylum and refugee programs to insure that it was not abused by potential terrorist.

Prior to his position as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, Mr. Boyd was an advisor to a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  The Appropriations Committee is the Committee responsible for prioritizing Congressional spending of billions of dollars received from taxpayers.  In this capacity, Mr. Boyd helped garner millions of dollars of assistance for various programs and projects for the constituents of his members Congressional District. 

Mr. Boyd served as the Members principle advisor with regard to an assignment on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations.  This Subcommittee provides funding for United States Aid to Foreign Countries through the United State Agency for International Development, the Trade and Development Agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Export Import Bank of the United States.   In this position, Mr. Boyd helped secure funding for many projects related to business, education, healthcare, and capacity building efforts in many countries.

Instrumental to the pursuit and acquisition of funding through these committees was a detailed investigation supporting the justification of the substance of an organizations request, and the justification of the amount of the funds requested by the organization.  In helping organizations get funding through the Congressional process.  Mr. Boyd raised questions concerning the requests that needed answers before Congress would appropriate funds for the organizations project.  Mr. Boyd often met with officials from the organization, individuals who benefited from the work of the organization as well as vendors and third party contacts who did business with the organizations requesting funding in his efforts to prepare the organizations request for Congressional funding.

In addition to being an excellent Lawyer, Mr. Boyd has over 7 years of experience on Capitol Hill, including serving as Minority Counsel to the House Judiciary Committees' Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Claims.  This Committee is now a subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee.   Capitol Hill provided Mr. Boyd the contacts and know how to be an effective, efficient advocate for organizations seeking to accomplish legislative goals and raise their profile on Capitol Hill.  
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