Stephen C. Donehoo, Managing Partner, is responsible for the firm’s practice in Mexico, Central America and the Andean countries. He is also the firm’s lead on intelligence, national security and defense related issues.
Mr. Donehoo has advised dozens of clients on issues of strategic planning, government relations and transaction management. His expertise is in the areas of monitoring and shaping regulatory and legislative processes; litigation support, arbitration, and settlement negotiation support activities; crisis management; risk assessment; concession/bid process support; hostage release negotiations; tari rate negotiations; public and media relations; and motion picture production support.
Mr. Donehoo is a former military intelligence officer specializing in Latin America who provided strategic policy advice on the region while serving at the White House, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the US Southern Command, and the Army Staff. He also ran the Pentagon’s Army Operations Center 24-hour Intelligence Watch where he oversaw crisis-action support teams for Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and numerous disaster relief deployments. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serving on the homeland security advisory group, and he has served on CSIS’s Bolivian, Colombian, and Venezuelan working groups. He is also a member of the Americas Society, and an associate member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
He is an on-air commentator on national security, intelligence, military, and regional issues for CNN en Español, NTN-24, UNIVISION, Telemundo, BBC en Español, Radio France International, and Voice of America.
He has a B.A. in philosophy from Wheaton College and an M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Donehoo was raised in Colombia, has lived in Costa Rica, Panama, and El Salvador, and speaks fluent Spanish.