Joseph E. Schmitz

Joseph E. Schmitz

 

Joseph E. Schmitz served as a foreign policy/national security advisor to Donald J. Trump from March 2016 through the November election.  He served as the fifth Senate-confirmed Inspector General of the Department of Defense from April 2002 to September 2005.  As such, he was agency head of the most expansive Inspector General organization in the world, with statutory policy oversight responsibility for roughly 60,000 auditors, investigators, inspectors, law enforcement officers, and oversight professionals throughout the Department of Defense.  For his service as Inspector General, he was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest honorary award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees.
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Michael P. Socarras

Joseph E. Schmitz

Michael Socarras has advised and represented companies, investors and sovereigns worldwide for over 27 years in a range of compliance, regulatory and dispute matters.  His experience includes international audits and investigations, technology exports and sanctions compliance, and complex commercial litigation, arbitration and negotiations.  His practice has focused on advising and representing clients in the aerospace, defense, mining, energy and financial industries.
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