Bob Graff is a Partner in the Atlanta office of MLA placing lateral partners around the southeast and senior in-house lawyers nationally. Since joining ML:A in 1998 Bob has done work for most of the major law firms in the southeast and made hundreds of in-house placements including General Counsel placements for Rite-Aide, Dentsply, HMSHost, Bowater, and Domatar to name a few. Bob provides both candidates and clients with a superior level of service, and has helped advance search methodology at MLA over the years.
From 2011 – 2013, Bob served as the company's first Vice President - Global Business Development for all practice groups at MLA. He was responsible for developing closer relationships with our law firm and corporate clients and expanding the overall business. In that role he met with over 200 General Counsel to discuss their human capital strategy. From 2008 - 2010 he served as the Global Practice Manager (GPM) of the In-House Practice Group. In this capacity he drove strategy and policy for the practice group globally, in collaboration with his counterpart, Miriam Frank, and oversaw the in-house recruiting efforts for MLA’s east coast offices (Boston through Houston). Prior to joining MLA, Bob held a number of senior sales and marketing positions with companies including Enstar Communications, HBO & Company (now part of McKesson), and the Patient Focused Care Association.
Bob serves on the Board of Directors for kidz2leaders, inc., which exists to change the lives of children whose parents are in prison and reduce the odds – which stand at 72% today - that these children will eventually be incarcerated. Bob has volunteered with k2l since 2003. Bob has been married to his wife Janet since 1983, and they have successfully and joyfully raised three children, two of whom are still in school.