Jay K. Aiyer
Jay K. Aiyer is a First Assistant County Attorney, where he advises Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee directly and oversees the general counsel, public law, and protective services divisions. In this role, he also serves as board counsel to the Harris County Commissioners Court. Jay serves as Chief of Staff for administrative matters throughout the Harris County Attorney's Office.
Jay has an extensive background in the public and private sector. He spent over a decade and a half in academia as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Texas Southern University. Additionally, he served as an adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Downtown and South Texas College of Law, where he taught law and political science.
Prior to his career in academia, he was in private practice with Foster Quan, LLP (formerly Tindall & Foster, P.C.) and previously served as an attorney with the firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, Williams, White and Martin where he was focused on commercial and public finance. His private sector experience also includes working with Deloitte Consulting, where he served as a Senior Management consultant specializing in operational improvements for the public sector, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several reports on management solutions in governmental operations.
Jay’s government experience has included work as a legislative assistant in the Texas State Senate and in the City of Houston, where he served as Chief of Staff to Mayor Lee P. Brown. He is a graduate of South Texas College of Law and the University of Texas at Austin. Jay lives in Southwest Houston with his wife, Nirja Sharma Aiyer.