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Robert D. Kyle

Washington, D.C.

Robert D. Kyle

Bob Kyle is a highly respected lawyer assisting clients with public policy and Washington-based problems. Having served in senior positions in both the White House and Congress, Bob is well positioned to help clients navigate the entire Washington landscape. Skilled in challenges that involve international dimensions and substantive complexity, Bob also brings 15 years of private sector experience in helping clients solve difficult problems. He is widely seen as one of the most savvy and effective attorneys helping in Washington.

Bob brings a wealth of government experience to the table in solving his clients' interests. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2001, he served in the Clinton White House, first as Special Assistant to the President for International Trade and Finance with the National Security Council and the National Economic Council, then as one of the influential "PADs" at the Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw a US$300 billion budget covering most international functions of the government, including the Department of Defense, State, Treasury (international functions), and the intelligence agencies.

Since joining Hogan Lovells, Bob has helped clients in a variety of areas, with special focus on those with international dimensions. These include U.S. sanctions, CFIUS, export controls, taxes, energy policy, budget issues, trade restrictions, and trade agreements policy. He manages issues involving regulatory compliance, government advocacy, outreach to foreign embassies and foreign governments, crisis management and corporate strategy.

Representative experience

Assisted a foreign government in developing its own National Intelligence Agency and National Security Council.

Advised numerous companies on compliance with U.S. sanctions, including sanctions relating to Russia, Iran, Cuba, Crimea, Sudan, and Syria.

During the post-Saddam Hussein period, assisted a major institution in reclaiming land seized by the Hussein regime.

Assisted a major communications corporation's conduct of an internal investigation of possible export violations; outreach to the U.S. government.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1982
  • M.A., Marshall Scholar, University of Oxford, 1979
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University, 1977

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
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