Walter L. Raheb

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Mr. Raheb is a consultant at Roberts, Raheb, & Gradler, LLC, a regulatory/legislative consulting firm that he co-founded in February 2006.  Mr. Raheb provides strategic advice, import and export guidance including Customs issues, legislative strategies, appropriations guidance and corporate representation to Fortune 500 and small businesses trying to navigate the rocks and shoals of Congress and the Administration. 

Mr. Raheb served as a professional staff member of the House Ways and Means Committee under Chairman Bill Archer (R-TX).  Mr. Raheb has represented corporations lowering tariffs, developing Customs audit and compliance programs, opening foreign markets to U.S. goods, and protecting intellectual property rights, including successful anti-counterfeiting investigations in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea.  He has successfully obtained government funding for critical public-private projects worthy of scarce federal dollars.

Mr. Raheb provides clients with enhanced Customs compliance audits (including C-TPAT compliance); Export and ITAR compliance reviews and other import and export issues.  With over twenty years of experience and significant relationships in the trade arena, Mr. Raheb has successfully helped clients such as FedEx and NEC Electronics America with both import and export issues.

Prior to his service on Capitol Hill, Mr. Raheb was a senior evaluator for the General Accounting Office, focusing on oversight of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Navy, and the U.S. intelligence community. Mr. Raheb previously served as Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Government Affairs Department at Thelen, Reid & Priest.  He also served as the Senior Vice President and Principal of the Global Trade Strategies practice group at Cassidy & Associates. Mr. Raheb continues to lead a number of efforts on behalf of companies that have a defense or intelligence community focus aiding in adopting technology applications to secure our nation.

Mr. Raheb earned an M.A. from the University of Southern California in Public Administration, and an M.B.A. and B.A. from UCLA.