M. Robert "Bob" Carr has built a distinguished career as a lawyer, Member of Congress, and currently is Of Counsel at Dow Lohnes PLLC, a Washington based, nationally recognized law firm. He also continues to serve a limited number of clients as a business consultant in three areas: international business in commercial relations, foreign governments in governance and public relations and private equity funds. Mr. Carr also has considerable subject matter expertise in transportation, infrastructure and related technologies. His clients have included General Motors, Bridgestone/Firestone, Aljomaih Group of Saudi Arabia, United Airlines, the Markstone Group, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
Prior to entering business Mr. Carr had a highly successful career as a Member of the United States Congress from Michigan. His service included the chairmanship of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, which provided $37 billion annually to the transportation industry. Combined with his experience as a commercial-rated, multi-engine pilot, his legislative experience gives him a unique understanding of the aviation industry and unique respect within that industry.
From the early 1970's until 1995 Carr was an Advisor/Observer to arms control negotiations. He has traveled extensively in Russia. He participated in two successful missions to the then Soviet Union, at the invitation of the then Soviet Academy of Sciences, to open examine hotly contested major issues. The first mission, in 1987, was to the Soviet radar construction project near Krasnoyarsk, which, if made operational, would have violated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Two years later he was a member of the first foreign delegation to visit the Soviet nuclear weapons facility near Chelyabinsk. He also examined the Soviet laser facility at Sary Shagan, which at the time was said by some to be able to damage American satellites in orbit.
On the international scene Mr. Carr has lectured, consulted or advised the Assembly of Nigeria, the Mexican Congress and parliamentarians from Poland, Eastern Europe and Central Asia on topics ranging from civil/military relations to legislative/executive relations. Mr. Carr has also served on two international election observation missions in Ukraine. He has written articles and appeared on radio and television and at national conferences.
Mr. Carr's practice is limited to matters before Congress and Federal Agencies.
Memberships and Activities
Vice-Chair - Departments of Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary