Washington, D.C. – October 21, 2014 – Former White House Advisor, J. Keith Ausbrook recently joined the Washington, D.C. office of Guidepost Solutions LLC, a leading investigations, security and technology consulting, and monitoring and compliance services company. Ausbrook will be a key team member on the firm’s high-profile monitoring and compliance engagements and support its business development efforts for investigative, compliance and consulting services.
“Keith has dedicated his career to leading high profile and complex investigations that helped shape government policies affecting our national security,” stated CEO Julie Myers Wood. “We know his guidance and unique insight will prove invaluable to our many clients whose interests intersect with the government.”
Ausbrook has extensive experience conducting government investigations, managing complex crises, implementing investigative and legal strategies, and advising senior government officials on legal and political implications. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, he was general counsel and a senior vice president at CDS LLC where he served as a legal advisor to CDS and provided advice to its government and private sector clients. Previously, Ausbrook had a long and distinguished career with the federal government including service on the Homeland Security Council staff at the White House advising the President of the United States on homeland security and counterterrorism policies.
Ausbrook’s additional government service includes managing the Congressional investigation of the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina as the Special Counsel to the select committee of Members of Congress; supervising teams of lawyers who conducted oversight and investigations and worked on legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations during his tenure as Chief Counsel on the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee; serving as the Chief Oversight Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee following the September 11 attacks where he was deeply involved in the implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act and other counterterrorism measures ; and serving as Deputy Independent Counsel in the U.S. Office of the Independent Counsel where he managed staff working on highly visible and sensitive investigations.
Ausbrook is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Virginia State Bar. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics at Princeton University.
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