Jeff Sural serves as counsel in the Legislative & Public Policy Group at Alston & Bird, LLP. He will focus his practice on homeland security and transportation matters on Capitol Hill and in federal government agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sural served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, appointed by Secretary Michael Chertoff in October 2007. There, he served as the Secretary’s primary liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was responsible for advising the Secretary on congressional actions, legislative strategy and hearing preparation.
Mr. Sural has also served at the Transportation Security Administration where he served as the principal advisor for congressional relations and legislative strategy for Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley. In this position, Mr. Sural acted as lead negotiator and counsel for all legislation introduced to Congress, including the “9/11 Commission Recommendations Act.” Mr. Sural has also worked as general and legislative counsel for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Representative Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) in the U.S. House of Representatives.