Robert “Bob” N. Driscoll counsels corporations, financial institutions, governmental entities, and individuals in judicial proceedings, government and internal investigations, and criminal and civil cases. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bob brings to his practice his substantial governmental and legal experience to advise clients in matters investigated by legislative branch bodies or committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as executive branch agencies.
Bob advocates for government entities, individuals, and private institutions in civil rights-related litigation and investigations and represents jurisdictions, senior elected officials, and educational institutions targeted by the DOJ. Previously, he was counsel of record and wrote amicus briefs in four civil rights-related matters before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bob also assists corporations, boards of directors, and general committees in answering allegations of wrongdoing raised by whistleblowers or minority shareholders. Bob advises corporate witnesses before relevant bodies, and assists with, and negotiates, subpoenas and other congressional requests for information. Additionally, he conducts internal investigations on behalf of publicly traded and privately held companies and enjoys the mystery-solving aspects of these processes.
Representing individuals involved in prominent investigations, Bob is a seasoned and skilled advocate accustomed to handling matters in the public eye. (Former high profile clients include White House Chief of Staff, Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of Cabinet Agencies, White House Director of Personnel Security, U.S. Special Envoy, U.S. Ambassador, and witnesses in the 2016 election investigation by the Department of Justice Special Counsel and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, among others.) He has personally testified before House and Senate Committees, which enhances his ability to help his clients prepare for their own testimonies and investigations. Bob places a high premium on putting his clients at ease and guiding them through media-coverage barrages.