Eric Lycan

Biography

Eric represents clients including statewide chambers of commerce, industry trade associations and citizen groups in making their voices heard by policymakers. He advises clients on political advocacy and compliance, including First Amendment issues, campaign speech, and formation of PACs, “Super PACs,” issue advocacy organizations and other entities. In addition to his practice counseling clients on compliance with campaign finance and election laws, Eric has extensive experience with complex litigation business disputes and appellate matters.

He was counsel for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s 2014 reelection effort. He is the outside general counsel to the Republican Party of Kentucky. He has advised advocacy groups and legislative caucuses across the region and the nation, including Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Eric also represents the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet in its groundbreaking civil actions against unregulated offshore internet gambling operations and the internet domains through which they operate.

Education

  • Centre College  (B.A., 1992)
  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Affiliations/Memberships

  •  Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2011 
  •  Republican National Lawyers Association
    • National Board of Governors 
    • Judicial Affairs, vice president
    • Judicial Affairs Committee, chair
  •  Kentucky Coal Association 
  •  Lexington Young Professionals’ Association, past president
  •  Lawyers for Romney, Kentucky, chairman (2012) 
  •  Centenary United Methodist Church, Staff Parish Relations Committee
  •  Lexington Children’s Theater, past president 
  •  Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Ethics Commission, appointment of the mayor 
  •  Kentucky Board of Claims, hearing officer, appointment of the governor (2005 - 2007)
  •  Kentucky Parole Board, administrative law judge, appointment of the governor (2006 - 2007) 

Distinctions

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® 
  • Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell