Robert C. O’Brien is a trial lawyer with an international practice at Larson O’Brien LLP in Los Angeles. He was a senior foreign policy advisor to Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ted Cruz in the 2016 presidential campaign. Robert was a senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney during both of his presidential campaigns. Robert was Co-Chairman of the US Department of State Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan, serving in the role under both Secretary of State Rice and Secretary Clinton. He was a presidentially appointed member of the US Cultural Property Advisory Committee, which advises the US Government on the trafficking of protected antiquities and cultural items.
Robert was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate to serve as a US Representative to the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he worked with Ambassador John Bolton. Earlier in his career, Robert was a senior legal officer with the United Nations Security Council in Geneva, Switzerland where he handled claims against Iraq arising out of the first Gulf War. He served as a major in the JAG Corps of the US Army Reserve.
Robert’s book, While America Slept: Restoring American Leadership to a World in Crisis, with a forward by Hugh Hewitt, was published by Encounter Books in September 2016. Robert is a frequent guest on Fox News, the Hugh Hewitt Show, CNN, and other radio and cable TV networks. He lives in Southern California with his wife and children.