Ty Cobb is an American lawyer. No, he doesn’t play baseball, nor was he part of the first class of inductees into the Hall of Fame. He is, however, a distant descendant of the late MLB great with the same name.
Attorney Cobb is an experienced lawyer with a long track record of defending corruption cases and white-collar crime. He was a partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. until July 2017, when he joined the Trump administration’s legal team. He joined the president’s special counsel, serving as part of the legal team that is handling the ongoing Russian investigation. In May 2018, Cobb announced he plans on leaving the White House and his position at the end of the month.
Ty Cobb Net Worth As Of 2019: $25 Million
When Cobb was brought on to Trump’s legal team he was given a salary of $179,000 – a far drop from what he was making at Hogan Lovells as one of their top corruption lawyers. Let’s take a look back at how this non-baseball playing Cobb made it to the White House.
Cobb, born in 1950, is the son of Grover C. Cobb, a Kansas radio station owner who was senior executive vice president of the National Association of Broadcasters. He spent his childhood in rural Kansas, before receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Georgetown Law Schoool.
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Cobb served as a law clerk for a federal judge, and then in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Baltimore as chief of the criminal section and head of the region’s drug enforcement and organized crime task force. In 1986, he joined the Baltimore law firm Miles and Stockbridge. Two years later, he joined Hogan & Hartson, which became Hogan Lovells.
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Throughout the 90s and into the 2000s, Cobb made a name for himself as one of Hogan Lovells’ top corruption lawyers. In the 90s, he served as special trial counsel during an independent investigation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cobb successfully defended Hudson Foods against allegations that its executives lied to investigators after a recall of beef tainted with E. coli. The executives were acquitted on all charges. Other high-profile clients have included John Huang, Mary McCarthy, AIG, Office Depot, and IBM.
In July 2017, Cobb joined the White House to manage matters related to the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference. Up until his departure in May 2018, Cobb was part of the White House internal legal team and reported directly to President Trump. Cobb said that he accepted the White House assignment because “it was an impossible task with a deadline.” He elaborated further that he had “rocks in his head and steel balls.” Cobb was recommended to Trump by John Dowd, who was a member of his private legal team.
According to POLITICO, Former White House attorney Ty Cobb predicted Mueller’s statement would upend the Democratic House Oversight Committee’s hearing plans.