Barack Obama’s administration continues to rely on Washington firms as fertile recruiting ground. The latest Beltway partner up for an administration post is Arnold & Porter’s Robert Litt, who was nominated today to become general counsel in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Litt was an early Obama supporter, working on fundraising events and serving on various policy committees. Last year, he told Legal Times that after he and his wife saw Obama speak a couple years prior, they both agreed, “This guy should run now.”
During the Clinton administration, Litt spent five years at the Justice Department as principal associate deputy attorney general and as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division.
Litt joined Arnold & Porter in 1999, and practices in the white-collar criminal defense group. He represents clients in grand jury, internal, and congressional investigations, enforcement proceedings, and in the courtroom.