Bob Bratt is DLA Piper's Chief Operating Officer.
With more than 30 years of experience managing multimillion-dollar commercial and federal legal programs, he oversees all US operations for the firm and plays a key role in the integration of its international operations, ensuring uniform delivery of services globally.
Bob Bratt is not a lawyer.
B.S., Business Management, Towson State University 1977
- Mentioned, "Community leaders honored for leadership in Japanese American WWII reparation efforts in Hawaiʻi," Hawaii Public Radio, September 16, 2022
- Mentioned, "Law360's 2022 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board," Law360, April 25, 2022
- Mentioned, "Law360's 2021 Legal Industry Editorial Board," Law360, April 9, 2021
- Mentioned, "DLA Piper Forms New Management Team After Strong 2020," Law360, March 9, 2021
- Quoted, "How to Win Growth During Covid: Influence Lawyers to Bill Faster," Bloomberg Law, December 3, 2020
- Quoted, "DLA Piper Ditches Paper to Track Bills Digitally During Pandemic," Bloomberg Law, June 18, 2020
- Quoted, "Law Firms Push to Get Bills Out, See More IOUs During COVID-19," Bloomberg Law, June 17, 2020
- Mentioned, "How DLA Piper Moved to Remote Work in 36 Hours," Bloomberg Law, April 30, 2020
- Mentioned, "Law360's 2020 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board," Law360, April 24, 2020
- Quoted, "DLA Piper Taps Former HHS Official for Chief Administrative Role," Bloomberg Law, January 21, 2020
- Quoted, "Hedging Against Recession, DLA Piper Bets on Data and Tech Programs," The American Lawyer, May 2, 2019
- Mentioned, "Law firms tap business acumen in competitive market," Big Law Business, Bloomberg Law, January 25, 2018
From 1978 to 2000, Mr. Bratt served with the US Department of Justice in a series of high-profile programs that involved the White House, other cabinet agencies and members of Congress. During his tenure at DOJ, he successfully transformed two legal divisions into highly effective and efficient operations. As Executive Officer of the Criminal Division, he managed the division's extensive administrative functions, improved its efficiency, negotiated funding to increase support to the division's more than 800 lawyers, eliminated a structural deficit in its budget and managed a range of complex programs, such as the Wireless Management Office, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (recreating Haiti's police force) and the Office of Naturalization Operations. Mr. Bratt served as Executive Officer of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division from 1986 to 1992, creating and then overseeing this office established to implement the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
Memberships And Affiliations
- Member of Law360's Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board 2020 and 2021
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