Robert B. Duncan

Robert B. Duncan

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5758

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Bob Duncan came to the law following graduate studies in psychology and after a number of years teaching special-needs teenagers in Philadelphia and directing programs for mentally disabled adults in Northern Virginia. Hogan Lovells has continued to offer him challenges and fulfillment in a broad range of capacities since he joined as an associate in 1987.

Bob has handled an array of commercial and public interest litigation in federal and state courts in his career, headed our acclaimed Pro Bono practice for several years shortly after becoming a partner, and served as practice administrator for the firm's litigation group for over a decade. A longtime Chair of the firm's law school and judicial clerk recruitment committee, Bob also focused for a time on lateral partner recruitment and integration. He also developed and has taught a seminar on Big Law and the Profession (and Business) of Law at UVA Law School for several years.

Currently, Bob is excited to be able to bring his breadth of experience and knowledge of the legal industry to bear serving as the firm's first internal Career Advisor. In this capacity, he works with firm lawyers as they chart their professional paths, whether their careers keep them at the firm or lead them to explore the stimulating and satisfying range of opportunities available to firm alumni beyond it.

Awards and recognitions


"Legal Elite" for Legal Services/Pro Bono
Virginia Business Magazine

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987

M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1984

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1978


Certified White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

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