Deborah Misir, former ethics attorney for the White House counsel’s office, and counsel to LEOSU weighs in on Robert Mueller’s decision to call off Paul Manafort’s plea deal after he allegedly lied to investigators.
Deborah Misir is a partner of the law firm Lally & Misir, LLP and is counsel to LEOSU . She specializes in complex civil and white collar trial and appellate litigation before federal, state and administrative courts. In addition, she provides advice on regulatory compliance, and public policy issues. In addition to her practice with the firm, Ms. Misir is a professor at Touro Law School, where she has taught constitutional and administrative law, and directs the Veterans Clinic.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Misir served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, ethics attorney at the White House Counsel’s Office, and Chief of Staff of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ms. Misir started her career at the U.S. Department of Justice, serving in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, headquarters of the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Civil Division. At the Justice Department, among other things, she was specially assigned as counsel to the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, the counter-terrorism and intelligence task force created in the immediate wake of 9/11 to prevent future attacks, and as counsel to the U.S. delegation to the United Nation’s International Maritime Organization (IMO).