“I am grateful to have Boris joining our senior staff team and look forward to working with him as we defend and promote the policies that will keep both Texas and the United Sates strong and secure,” Sen. Cruz said. “Boris has proven his exceptional legal skills and qualifications during his time in private practice, and his policy talent at the American Enterprise Institute and Hudson Institute. Texans will be served well by his leadership and qualifications on important matters of national security.”
Ryvkin was most recently an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he gained valuable experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and general corporate matters. Prior to that, he served as an associate at Clifford Chance US LLP, where he worked in general corporate matters, insurance regulatory matters, syndicated lending and banking, and asset finance transactions. As an intern at the Hudson Institute, he developed policy papers on NATO operations in Afghanistan and Russo-Iranian military cooperation. His analysis on American foreign policy, Russian military operations, and geopolitical strategy in Syria have been featured in publications including the Atlantic Sentinel, The Eastern Project, and Business Insider. Ryvkin received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where he graduated with honors, and a law degree from Cornell University.