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:
- 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