Robert Emmet Lighthizer (born October 11, 1947), is an American lawyer.
Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, Lighthizer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Juris Doctor in 1973 from Georgetown University. After his studies, he worked as a lawyer. He has for a long time represented the U.S. steel industry. In the 1980s, he served as deputy trade representative during President Ronald Reagan's administration.
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