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Posted Nov. 13, 2009

Bauer '76 to Serve as White House Counsel

Bob Bauer '76

A Law School graduate will serve as the top legal adviser to President Barack Obama, the White House announced today.

Bob Bauer '76 will take over as White House counsel before the end of the year, according to the announcement.

Bauer is currently a partner at Perkins Coie, and was previously general counsel for Obama's presidential campaign.

“Bob has served as a trusted counselor for many years to many elected officials and is known as a tough and widely respected advocate,” Obama said in a prepared statement. 

Read the full text of the White House announcement here.

Bauer was profiled in the Spring 2009 issue of UVA Lawyer with Trevor Potter '82, who served as general counsel for the McCain campaign. Full story