Senator McCain’s Former Chief of Staff Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Pablo E. Carrillo, who served as U.S. Senator John McCain’s chief of staff for nearly five years, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.

Senator McCain’s office announced Carrillo’s departure in July. Carrillo was succeeded as chief of staff by Truman Anderson, former executive director of the Stuart Family Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Before serving as Senator McCain’s chief of staff, Carrillo served as minority general counsel of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he advised ranking member Senator McCain and other Republican Senators on the national defense authorization act, defense acquisition and contracting policy.

“After spending 17 years on the Hill, I’m excited for this next chapter at Squire Patton Boggs,” Carrillo said in a statement. “Given the firm’s renowned public policy practice and its exceptional legal offerings and extensive global reach, I look forward to being able to contribute my knowledge and experience to the formidable team.”

Carrillo was not immediately available for an interview with Big Law Business.

Carrillo’s appointment to the firm’s public policy practice follows several high profile government hires. Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner joined the firm’s practice last year, and former Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado David Blake joined last month.

The practice is chaired by former Congressman and Senator Trent Lott, who played a major role in the Senate trial following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.  

“Pablo is a respected thought leader on national security policy and we are delighted to have him on board,” Lott said in a statement. “As Chief of Staff for a high-profile, senior Senator and as Minority General Counsel for a committee that shapes every facet of national security policy, Pablo brings a tremendous skill set, experience and reputation to the firm.”


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