Great Bend native and renowned international lawyer Ty Cobb has been named to the Trump White House legal team, it was announced Saturday.
According to Cobb, his official title will be special counsel to President Donald Trump and he will report directly to the president.
He said he will advise the president on the continuing probe into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election and other special projects, and his office will be in the West Wing.
Cobb, 66, represented a number of individuals in government investigations during the Clinton administration.
In 2006, he represented former CIA official Mary McCarthy, who was fired after she was accused of providing classified information to reporters. No charges were brought against McCarthy.
A 1968 graduate of Great Bend High School, Cobb was a 2015 GBHS Hall of Fame inductee.
He is a long-time partner at Hogan Lovells, an international law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers, 12 offices in the U.S. and 36 offices in 26 other countries around the world. He is widely recognized as one of the premier white collar, securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, global bribery and corruption and Congressional investigations lawyers in the world.
A former high-ranking federal prosecutor and Justice Department official, he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is annually profiled in Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in the World, International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers, and SuperLawyers. In 2015 he was again recognized by Lawdragon Magazine as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
His clients run from large corporations and their executives around the world to elected and appointed officials and members of the Saudi Royal family. In the course of his career, Cobb’s practice has taken him to more than 33 countries and 44 states.
Because of the high profile and potential consequences of many of his representations, he has appeared on “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” CNN and FOX in the service of his clients.
Also, in 2015 and 2016, SuperLawyers honored him as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, D.C.
In 2011, Cobb was inducted into the Ethisphere Hall of Fame, which at that time had only 10 members and which recognizes attorneys who have made lasting contributions to the advancement of corporate ethics and compliance.
As a result of his corporate governance and crisis management experience, Cobb is frequently sought as an advocate for and adviser to public companies, special committees of boards of directors, audit committees, and senior executives in “bet-the-company” cases.