James George Jatras

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James George Jatras "focuses his practice on a range of legislative and political issues and on international affairs including matters related to foreign policy, international security, human rights and religious freedom worldwide, public diplomacy, immigration, international trade and finance, and the global terror risk environment.

"Mr. Jatras has extensive experience at the senior staff level in the US Senate in a broad range of policy areas with concentrations in foreign policy, international security, global terrorism, international trade, immigration and social issues. Prior to joining Squire Sanders Public Advocacy, LLC, he was a partner with a Washington DC-based law firm and served on the US Senate Republican Policy Committee under Chairmen Bill Armstrong (CO), Don Nickles (OK) and Larry Craig (ID). Prior to his Senate work, Mr. Jatras served as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State, specializing in Soviet affairs and Eastern Europe and public diplomacy. He also served as a Consular Officer in Mexico.

"Mr. Jatras brings to his clients both a first-hand familiarity with the people and operations of the legislative and executive branches of the US government as well as a unique breadth of substantive knowledge regarding the relevant historical, political, economic, and cultural context. His international experience includes work relevant to Belgium, Canada, China, Cuba, France, (the former Soviet Republic of) Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. He has also advocated in the legislative process for numerous domestic clients in diverse areas such as appropriations, health care, tax, energy (including renewable), pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, immigration, security services, transportation, bioterrorism and criminal defense.

"Mr. Jatras is a frequent speaker, panelist and seminar participant on numerous topics at venues such as the CATO Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the International Strategic Studies Association, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Rockford Institute, the Institute of World Politics and the Close Up Foundation. He has made numerous media appearances on behalf of his clients and is a frequent contributor to print and online publications." [1]

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  1. James George Jatras, Squire Sanders, accessed August 10, 2008.