Bill Lietzau, formerly deputy assistant defense secretary for rule of law and detainee policy, has joined PAE as vice president and deputy general counsel.
He will work with Whit Cobb, who has served as PAE’s senior VP and general counsel since February 2012, the company said Thursday.
In his prior role at the Pentagon, Lietzau was responsible for developing and coordinating global policy guidance relating to rule of law initiatives and the detention of captured enemy forces.
The retired U.S. Marine Corps officer has also served as the deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council and in various uniformed roles.
These include service as an installation commander, military judge, special assistant U.S. Attorney, military prosecutor, defense counsel, treaty negotiator, commander of a recruit training battalion, director of several Navy and Marine Corps offices, infantry company commander and as the Staff Judge Advocate of U.S. European Command.
Lietzau’s background includes experience in national security policy, rule of law capacity building, installation management, international law, criminal law, counter-narcotics, interdictions, counterterrorism, non-proliferation, foreign assistance and treaty implementation.