Whit Cobb was appointed to the role of general counsel of PAE in February 2012. In this position, Cobb provides legal advice to the company's leadership and oversees the company's legal staff, including PAE's International Trade Compliance Office. Cobb is also responsible for maintaining the proper compliance environment for the organization, including through PAE's Office of Ethics and Business Conduct.
Prior to joining PAE, Cobb served as the deputy general counsel of BAE Systems, Inc. for eight years and as deputy general counsel (legal counsel) of the Department of Defense for three years. Prior to his service with the Department of Defense, Cobb was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Jenner & Block, where he focused on government contracts and telecommunications issues. Before this role, Cobb was the judicial fellow at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.
From 1991 to 1995, he served on active duty in the U.S. Army as an attorney in the Army General Counsel's Office, where he worked on intelligence and classified program issues. He graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, which he attended on an ROTC scholarship. Cobb, a 1990 graduate of Yale Law School, was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.