Robert Graff Partner

Bob Graff

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I have a passion for law department metrics and helping general counsel put the right lawyers in the right seats to reduce legal spend as a percentage of revenue. My goal is to have fun taking the stress out of the hiring process by presenting a deep pool of highly qualified candidates thus making it hard for clients to decide which one to pick. 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 and recruiter in our In-House Practice Group, co-Managing Partner of the Atlanta office, and a member of the Energy Practice Group. Since 1998, Bob has worked on a wide variety of in-house search assignments in the southeast and nationally. He has placed more than 250 attorneys in-house ranging from junior counsel to general counsel and covering the full spectrum of practice areas. He provides both candidates and clients with a superior level of service and has helped advance search methodology at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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 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). Then from 2011–2013, he 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:

  • UPS
  • Global Payments
  • BevMo
  • SBA Communications
  • FOCUS Brands


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