Robert N. “Bob” Driscoll, a Member, leads the firm’s Washington, DC office and serves as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar/Government Investigations Group. He focuses on representing clients in government and internal investigations as well as in matters adverse to the federal government.
Bob represents corporations, governmental entities, and individuals in judicial proceedings, as well as in matters investigated by executive branch agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Special Counsel’s Office of the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), Commerce, State, Treasury, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and legislative branch bodies or committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate (including representing witnesses before both the Intelligence and Judiciary committees of the Senate and House), as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He has also conducted domestic and international internal investigations for public and private companies.
Bob is the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Thanks to his extensive experience, 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.
Government and Internal Investigations
Bob conducts internal investigations for publicly traded and privately held companies and assists corporations as well as Boards of Directors and general committees with answering allegations of wrongdoing alleged by whistleblowers or minority shareholders. He also assists with, and negotiates, subpoenas and other congressional requests for information, and represents corporate witnesses before relevant bodies.
Indirect Auto Lending/Fair Lending
Bob has represented auto lenders and subprime lenders in all aspects of governmental agency investigations before the DOJ, CFPB, and DHS, from initial stages of investigations to negotiation and settlement.
Representation of Individuals in High-Profile Matters
In addition to his representation of companies in governmental investigations, Bob has represented individuals in several high-profile investigations, including witnesses in the 2016 election investigation by the Special Counsel and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. He has handled matters related to charges of corruption, leaking confidential information, and fraud, including civil suits and class action matters.
Non-Public Individual Representation
Bob’s experience extends to the representation of government officials and employees in criminal investigations of the DOJ, the SEC, and various Inspectors General of cabinet agencies.
Civil Rights-Related Case Experience
Bob has also represented government entities, individuals, and private institutions in civil-rights related litigation and investigations. He has represented jurisdictions, senior elected officials, and educational institutions targeted by the DOJ.
Bob has represented corporate clients and individual witnesses in congressional investigations before numerous high-profile Congressional committees. He has also personally testified before House and Senate Committees, experience that helps his clients know how to prepare and what to expect.
Bob has been counsel of record and written amicus briefs in four civil rights related matters before the U.S. Supreme Court.