Arnold & Porter counsel Samuel Witten is resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He is a former senior legal and policy official with the US Department of State who helps private clients and foreign governments address multinational issues. His practice includes policy development, advocacy, litigation and arbitration.
Mr Witten's practice includes public international law, national security law, and international law enforcement cooperation. He is a former State Department Deputy Legal Adviser and earlier was Assistant Legal Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence. In the latter position, he supervised the negotiation of the US government’s international extradition treaties and coordinated the State Department’s work with other countries and the US Department of Justice on the interpretation and implementation of the US government’s extradition treaties. He testified as an Administration witness before the Senate Relations Committee on over 35 law enforcement treaties.