Robert M. Kimmitt is Senior International Counsel at WilmerHale. Both in government and the private sector, Ambassador Kimmitt has held a wide variety of senior positions at the intersection of international business, finance, law, and policy. From 2005 to 2009, he served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Earlier, he was American Ambassador to Germany; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; General Counsel to the U.S. Treasury; and Executive Secretary and General Counsel of the National Security Council at the White House. In addition to his government service, Ambassador Kimmitt was Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy at Time Warner, Inc., and Vice Chairman and President of Commerce One, a Silicon Valley software company.
Ambassador Kimmitt graduated with distinction from the United States Military Academy at West Point, served in combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, and retired as a Major General in the Army Reserve. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Editor in Chief of Law & Policy in International Business.
Ambassador Kimmitt is Lead Independent Director of Meta and Chairman Emeritus of the American Council on Germany. He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission. His foreign language is German.