I have known and collaborated with Ron Sykstus on government industrial security clearance matters for more than ten years. He consistently demonstrates the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and trustworthiness in dealing with these sensitive, personal issues. His knowledge and awareness of the myriad of governing doctrine, regulations and standards is unparalleled. While this legal specialization is not a full-time practice, his thorough and detailed research compliments his knowledge and experience in representing clients whose eligibility for a government security clearance is at risk. He is well known and respected within the industrial security community, and willingly gives of his time to provide training and lecture on the topic of industrial security clearance defense. Clients can expect a well-conceived, structured, and tenacious argument to defend their personnel security clearance if they choose Ron Sykstus as their legal representative. I am pleased to recommend him for consultation and/ or representation on industrial security clearance issues.