Robert Emmet Lighthizer is an American attorney and government official who is the current United States Trade Representative. After he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973, Lighthizer joined the firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. He left the firm in 1978 to serve as chief minority counsel and later Staff Director and Chief of Staff of the Senate Committee on Finance under Chairman Bob Dole . In 1983, Lighthizer was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative for President Ronald Reagan. In 1985, Lighthizer joined the Washington office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, as a partner and led the firm’s International Trade group. Wikipedia*
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Robert Lighthizer has 12 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 Forum as a Deputy Trade Representative for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The year with the most videos was 2017 with five videos as an Attorney. Most appearances with Donald J. Trump (3), Clyde V. Prestowitz Jr. (2), George Becker (2). Most common tags: International Trade, China.