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Robert Bauer

Assumed office 
January 3, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Greg Craig

Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Anita Dunn
Alma mater University of Virginia School of Law
Profession Lawyer

Robert Bauer is an American attorney who is currently serving as White House Counsel under President of the United States Barack Obama. He was formerly a partner at Perkins Coie. In November, 2009, he was named to be the next White House Counsel[1] upon the resignation of Gregory Craig[2]. Bauer was President Obama's personal attorney and the general counsel of the Obama for America presidential campaign prior to his appointment as White House Counsel. He has also previously served a the general counsel to the Democratic National Committee[3], and had advised Mr. Obama since Mr. Obama came to Washington, D.C. in 2005 as U. S. Senator.[4].

Personal life

Bauer is married to Anita Dunn, the former director of communications at the White House.[4] Together, they were described as Washington's new "power couple" in Newsweek magazine. [5]


Bauer received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976.

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Preceded by
Greg Craig
White House Counsel
January 3 2010 -
Succeeded by


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