Robert Graff Partner

Bob Graff - Legal Staffing Agency Atlanta, Charlotte, and Miami


Where Have All the BigLaw Associates Gone? March 23, 2017 Bob Graff and Michelle Fivel discuss how, with sig... Read More

In the News

Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Jill Marchant as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Hallmark Cards January 29, 2018 Major, Lindsey Africa announces the placement of ... Read More
Moving Up: A Q&A About 2017 GC Compensation September 1, 2017 Bob Graff discusses big-picture trends affecting t... Read More
Can In-House Counsel Be Trusted With High-Stakes Litigation? Macy's Thinks So November 8, 2016 The legal department at Macy's handles 90 to 95 pe... Read More
Pay Packets Flatten, But There's Magic at the Top September 12, 2016 It's The Walt Disney Co.'s Alan Braverman who once... Read More
GC Comp 2016: The Bonuses Edition August 1, 2016 Disney lawyer Alan Braverman topped Corporate Coun... Read More
Changing Companies, Top GCs Score Big Pay Days July 19, 2016 Beforepublishing a list last week of 30 of America... Read More
As Pay Packets Level Off, Disney is Still a Magic Kingdom for GC Compensation July 18, 2016 The average total cash sum taken home by the top 1... Read More

I have a passion for law department metrics and helping general counsel put the right lawyers in the right seats to reduce legal spend. My goal is to have fun taking the stress out of the hiring process by presenting a deep pool of highly qualified candidates. I want to make it a challenge for my clients to decide which candidate to select. I enjoy being a career coach to hundreds of lawyers every year and managing to place a few along the way.

Robert Graff is a Partner in our In-House Practice Group and co-Managing Partner of the Atlanta office. Since joining the firm in 1998, Bob has placed more than 250 attorneys in-house ranging from junior counsel to general counsel and covering the full spectrum of practice areas and industries. He provides both candidates and clients with a superior level of service and has helped advance search methodology at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

Bob specializes in GC searches for PE backed portfolio companies - firms such as Roark Capital, Francisco Partners, Ares and Towerbrook – and regularly works in the fintech space for payments and specialty finance clients. In addition Bob has extensive experience and a successful placement history among his retail consumer goods and healthcare clients.

Bob has been married to his wife Janet since 1983, and they have successfully and joyfully raised three children who are all gainfully employed in their fields of choice. In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, running, tennis, yard work and singing in his church choir. While in law school, Bob earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.


In his time with Major, Lindsey & Africa, Bob has served in two senior management roles. From 2008–2010, he served as the Global Practice Manager of the In-House Practice Group, where he drove strategy and policy for the practice group globally, and directly managed the in-house recruiting efforts for our East Coast offices (Boston through Houston). From 2011–2013, Bob served as our first Vice President, Global Business Development and was responsible for developing closer relationships with our corporate clients. In that role, he met with more than 200 general counsel to discuss their human capital strategy.

Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, 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.


Recent clients include:

  • Hallmark
  • Global Payments
  • CKE Hardee’s
  • Pet Retail Brands
  • Sunlight Financial
  •  Unified Physician Management


Wake Forest University: J.D.  1982

Wake Forest University: B.A., cum laude 1980


kidz2leaders, inc., Board of Directors (Secretary) and Volunteer - 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.

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, adult Sunday school teacher and choir member