Robert N. Driscoll

Robert N. “Bob” Driscoll is a highly experienced attorney renowned for guiding clients through complex, high-stakes legal challenges with a focus on safeguarding their liberty. As a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bob offers unparalleled insight into navigating complex judicial and congressional proceedings, government investigations, and civil and criminal cases.

Bob advises a diverse clientele, including corporations, financial institutions, governmental entities, and individuals. He excels in matters involving legislative and executive branch investigations, leveraging his deep understanding of governmental processes to provide effective counsel. Bob is a trusted advocate for entities facing government investigations—whether criminal, civil, or administrative—and has represented clients in numerous high-profile cases involving federal grand jury subpoenas, congressional subpoenas (including those related to impeachment and the January 6th Committee), and various agency investigations.

Known for his calm and strategic approach, Bob is sought after by clients in high-profile investigations, including notable figures in government and business. His experience testifying before House and Senate Committees and preparing others for testimony enhances his ability to support clients under intense public scrutiny.

Bob’s proficiency in constitutional law and civil rights, including writing Supreme Court amicus briefs and teaching federal courts law, enables him to tackle novel legal issues with confidence. His innovative legal strategies are tailored to each case's unique circumstances. Additionally, his extensive network and deep understanding of Washington D.C. dynamics allow him to navigate government channels efficiently, saving clients time and resources.

Beyond his legal career, Bob enjoys Boston sports, nonfiction, mystery novels, and literature on spirituality and meditation.

Education & Credentials


Georgetown University Law Center

cum laude

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • Chambers USA, District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Lawyer

Prominent Assignments

  • Representing executive in defense of securities class action, achieving dismissal in federal district court.
  • Represented former public company executive in criminal insider trading investigation, which the Department of Justice declined to prosecute.
  • Provided legal counsel to former executives in current DOJ and SEC investigations.
  • Represented White House chief of staff in connection with impeachment-related matters.
  • Advised numerous witnesses before multiple grand juries convened by Department of Justice Special Counsel and/or in witness interviews by the Special Counsel’s Office.
  • Represented numerous witnesses before the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol – representations included voluntary interviews, compelled testimony, and federal court litigation over Committee subpoenas.
  • Provided legal counsel to multiple witnesses in the 2016 election inquiry by the Special Counsel (Robert Mueller) and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
  • Assisted numerous high-level Senate-confirmed appointees, including ambassadors, an agency general counsel, and a deputy secretary, in Inspector General or Office of Special Counsel Investigations.
  • Represented a Russian student foreign national alleged to be acting as a foreign agent in a high-profile investigation and prosecution by the Department of Justice National Security Division and FBI counterintelligence unit.
  • Led internal investigations for both publicly traded and privately held companies, advising corporate entities and Boards of Directors on responding to allegations raised by whistleblowers or minority shareholders. Negotiated subpoenas and addressed congressional requests for information, representing corporate witnesses before relevant bodies.
  • Spearheaded representation for auto lenders and subprime lenders facing governmental agency investigations, collaborating from the initial inquiry stages to settlement negotiations with entities such as the DOJ, CFPB, and DHS.
  • Advocated for diverse clients, including government entities, individuals, and private institutions, in civil rights-related litigation and investigations. Noteworthy representations include jurisdictions, senior elected officials, and educational institutions targeted by the DOJ.
  • Represented corporate clients and individual witnesses in high-stakes congressional investigations across multiple influential Congressional committees. Additionally, provided firsthand testimony before House and Senate Committees, leveraging extensive experience to guide clients through the preparation process.

Professional Involvement

Federalist Society
Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America (Part-Time Faculty, Federal Courts, Congressional Investigations)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Various U.S. District Courts



  • “This Is the End. Unless It’s Just the Beginning. How To Prepare For a Potentially Re-Energized CFPB and What Has It Been Up To In the Meantime,” 2023 Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 11, 2023
  • “Deep Dive into DeFi: Q&A,” McGlinchey Webinar, November 30, 2022
  • “Fair Lending. Fair Servicing. Fair Access to Credit.” 2022 Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 21, 2022
  • “Where Does it End?—The Disturbing Wave of Radical CFPB / State Regulator Enforcement Initiatives,” 2022 Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 19, 2022
  • “Nuts and Bolts: Discovery,” Intermediate Legal Strategy Forum, July 13, 2022
  • “Update on Federal and State Fair Lending / Equal Access Considerations,” 2021 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 15, 2021
  • “What’s Going on at the CFPB and Further State Mini-CFPB Initiatives and Updates,” 2021 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 13, 2021
  • “How Washington Really Works: Learning How the Sausage Gets Made from a Former Chef,” 2021 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 13, 2021
  • “Investigations of the Executive Branch—How and When Outside Counsel Becomes Involved in the Investigation and the Response,” DRI 2021 Business Litigation Virtual Super Conference, May 14, 2021
  • “CFPB and Mini-CFPB Developments,” 2020 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 8, 2020
  • “Qui Tam Issues Regarding PPP/COVID,” 2020 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 8, 2020
  • “One-on-One with Mick Mulvaney, Former Acting Director of the CFPB,” 2020 Virtual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, October 7, 2020
  • “Government Investigations – An Inside the Beltway Perspective,” 2019 Consumer Finance Legal Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 16, 2019
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