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Bob Craig

Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
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Overview

Bob Craig uses more than 40 years of legal experience to advise clients in identifying and selecting consulting and testifying experts for litigation. His legal background includes time spent on active military duty, in private practice, and in-house, having served as an Air Force JAG officer and US Air Force Academy professor, a law firm partner, and for nearly 30 years in-house for four major corporations, at each of which he held the position of chief litigation officer.

Mr. Craig's experience with complex litigation has put him in the middle of some of the most important cases affecting his industries. Further, his role as a leader in the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) has exposed him to a broad range of issues that face the business world. He brings strategic, tactical, and practical experience to his work. Specifically, he has an extensive background in all types of litigation matters, ranging from major securities cases and significant international arbitrations to industry-wide antitrust actions and critical intellectual property cases. He also has been retained personally as a court-designated independent in derivative litigation and is available for arbitration and mediation appointments.

While Mr. Craig’s in-house legal practice primarily involved advising companies and individual business leaders in all types of litigation forums, his practice also included investigations and regulatory work. His experience dealing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and other agencies spans most of his career. Because of the broad business scope of his clients, his experience is both national and international.

Professionally, Mr. Craig held significant positions in leadership in the Litigation Section of the ABA, serving as co-director of the substantive law committees, co-chair of the Military Lawyers Committee, and co-chair of the Committee on Corporate Counsel, where he is recognized as one of the chairs-emeritus and has concentrated his ABA work. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and both the Texas and Virginia (Associate) bar associations, as well as other local and practice-specific bar associations.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law
J.D., 1973

Texas Christian University
B.A., Journalism, 1970

Employment History

O'Donnell, Ferebee & Frazer, LLP
Counsel
2013 - 2015

Craig III Consulting, LLC
President
2012 - 2013

Charles River Associates
Business Development, vice president
2010 - 2012

LECG LLC
Director
2008 - 2010

Waste Management, Inc. (Houston, Texas)
Associate general counsel
1999 - 2008

American General Corporation
Vice president and associate general counsel; General counsel, AGFSC
1993 - 1999

First City Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (Houston, Texas)
Senior vice president and associate general counsel
1988 - 1993

Tenneco Oil Company (Houston, Texas)
Senior counsel
1981 - 1988

Judin, Ellis & Barron
Partner
1979 - 1981

United States Air Force Academy
Capt. Judge Advocate
Assistant professor of Law
1976 - 1979

Sheppard AFB, Texas
Capt. Judge Advocate
Military justice prosecutor
1973 - 1976

The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Sports editor
1971 - 1973

Honors

Honors

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
Outstanding Committee Chairman, 2007- 2008

Air Training Command Nominee for Outstanding Young Judge Advocate Kuhfeld Award, 1976

News & Insights

Selected Publications

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Virginia Bar Association, 1973
Affiliate member

Texas State Bar, 1975

American Bar Association
Member of Leadership, Section of Litigation 2005 - 2009, 2012 - 2013
Co-chairman, Committee on Corporate Counsel, 2005 - 2008
Co-director, Substantive Law Division 2008 - 2010
Co-director, Military Lawyers Committee, 2012 - 2013

International Association of Defense Counsel

Houston Bar Association

The Woodlands Bar Association

Bar Association of the Firth Federal Circuit

Federal Bar Association

Credentials

Admitted to Practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Court of Claims, and various Federal Circuit and district courts  

Community/Civic Activities

Addison & Randolf Clark Society, Texas Christian University
Chair, 2001 - 2003
Board member, 1997 - 2001

National Alumni Board, Texas Christian University
Member, 2003 - 2005

Chancellor's Council and Houston Chancellor's Council, Texas Christian University
Member, 2005 - 2012

CASA of Montgomery County
Past chair and member of board of directors, 2005 - 2010