Cyrus is one of Canada’s leading public policy practitioners, with more than twenty-five years of high-ranking experience in both the public and private sectors.
Cyrus assists clients in solving public policy, regulatory and business challenges. He is co-lead for the firm’s India initiative and is also active in the firm’s initiatives in the United Arab Emirates.
Cyrus also advises clients on a range of compliance issues relating to lobbying laws, conflict of interest provisions for public office holders, gifting and hospitality rules, and political advertising and donation provisions.
Prior to joining the firm in February 2017, Cyrus served as Senior Adviser to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. He also served as Chief of Staff to Mr. Trudeau in his capacity as Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He served as a key advisor to Mr. Trudeau in the 2015 federal election campaign and then as a member of Mr. Trudeau’s transition team preparing to assume government. In his role as Senior Advisor, Cyrus was the lead advisor from the Office of the Prime Minister on a variety of government wide initiatives, including the Syrian refugee initiative, military procurement matters, the legalization of cannabis, the legalization of medical assistance in death, reform of the Senate and the Senate appointments process.
Cyrus co-chaired the national public policy practice of another global law firm for a decade from 2003 to 2013.
Between 1994 and 2003, Cyrus held several senior political staff positions in the Government of Canada, including Chief of Staff to the federal Ministers of Health and Industry, as well as to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Cyrus is an active member of the Ottawa community. In recent years, he has served as a director of the Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber, director of Ottawa Community Immigration Services, a member of the City of Ottawa Transit Commission, and a member of the Carleton University Board of Governors.