I help people in very high-profile, high-pressure cases where they’re often facing the most serious situations of their lives. In these circumstances, we’re not fighting about money — we’re fighting about a person’s liberty. I get called upon to handle these matters because of the depth of my experience and my abilities as a strategist. Clients say that I think and maneuver steps ahead, I’m a strong advocate, and I’m smart and detail-oriented. Because I’ve served as the lead litigator in many important and complex disputes, I never panic; I always stay calm amidst the storm.
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.
Because he has worked on such a broad variety of cases, he’s particularly adept at handling novel issues and isn’t intimidated by entering uncharted territory. In these matters, he draws on his experience in and knowledge of constitutional law and civil rights, determines how a particular case falls into the constitutional structure, and creates a sound and often creative legal strategy. Bob’s understanding of the workings of Washington, DC, and his extensive contacts roster mean he’s often able to get a quick, direct answer from the right person in the right governmental position, saving his clients a great deal of time and money.
With his prominent practice and familiarity with the workings of the national media, Bob is a regular guest on numerous news programs on Fox News and MSNBC, has appeared on CNN, PBS, OAN, and NPR, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.