Pablo Carrillo

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Of Counsel
January 2020 Procurement Division Meeting
Carrillo serves as Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs in its Defense & Maritime Security Public Policy group. There, he advises, and advocates the interests of, companies on business matters relating to defense & national security, e.g., helping growth-stage companies developing “dual-use” technologies do business with the Pentagon; helping clients with FOCI-related issues (supply chain management, CFIUS, etc.) before the national security agencies; and assisting businesses with investigative inquiries before Congress and the Executive Branch. Previously, Carrillo served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator John McCain, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of his offices, helping to develop and execute his legislative priorities. Before that, he served as Minority General Counsel of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he advised then-Ranking Member McCain on the defense authorization bill, the Committee’s oversight activities and presidential nominations. There, Carrillo helped reform the military space launch program to open it to commercial new entrants; served as the lead Republican staffer in developing major bi-partisan legislation on how the Pentagon procures large weapon systems; and advised Senator McCain on, among other things, a multibillion Air Force program to procure aerial refueling tankers. Carrillo's investigation of that matter uncovered evidence that led to the imprisonment of a government acquisition executive and a top corporate officer with a major defense contractor. When Senator McCain chaired the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Carrillo led an investigation into allegations of misconduct relating to D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff, which uncovered evidence that led to 20 guilty pleas and convictions, including the imprisonment of a congressman and a top Administration official.