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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2011) – Bob Bauer has rejoined Perkins Coie as partner in the Washington, D.C. office in the firm's Political Law Practice. Bauer rejoins the firm after serving as White House Counsel since November 2009.

Bauer resumes his practice, focusing on serving as general counsel to the President’s reelection campaign, general counsel to the Democratic National Committee and personal lawyer to President Obama.


“Bob is a good friend and has served as a trusted advisor for many years,” said President Obama in a statement released by the White House. “Bob was a critical member of the White House team. He has exceptional judgment, wisdom, and intellect, and he will continue to be one of my close advisors.”

"We are pleased that Bob is rejoining us, it will be great to have his in-depth campaign finance law brilliance and overall political expertise back," said Bob Giles, firm managing partner. "We are proud of the work he's done in the White House and look forward to his continued contributions."


The Political Law group at Perkins Coie is the largest, most experienced group of its kind in the nation. Spanning across the country, our attorneys have extensive experience in the political arena. Several have held senior positions in the executive and legislative branches. Collectively, they have provided advice and counsel to hundreds of candidates for elective office (including seven presidential campaigns), scores of nonprofit and ideological groups, and dozens of corporations and businesses. Supporting the attorneys is a team of experienced compliance specialists who help political organizations and committees comply with various state and federal filing requirements.