Rob Park
rpark@masseygail.com
Tel: 202.326.0219

Massey & Gail LLP
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Rob Park

Rob Park has nearly a decade of experience serving in the federal government.  

Mr. Park served as Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Department of the Army and Acting Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel) of the Department of Defense.  As Acting General Counsel, Rob served for nearly two years as the Army’s chief legal officer, overseeing all legal matters in a Department with an annual budget of approximately $125 billion and over one million military and civilian personnel.  As Acting Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Rob was responsible for overseeing all litigation involving the Department of Defense, as well as advising on legislative matters, constitutional questions, Congressional requests for information, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act matters, and a variety of other matters of special concern to the DoD General Counsel.  In this role, Rob worked directly on numerous complex cases involving temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, emergency appellate proceedings, trials, and appeals.

Before entering government service, Mr. Park was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, where he specialized in complex litigation.  Rob also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Colloton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  He is a graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with high honors and served as comment editor of the law review. 

He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Anna, and their three children, Henry, Julia, and Elizabeth.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with High Honors, Order of the Coif, 2006
  • Grinnell College, B.A., with Honors, 2001

Clerkship

  • The Honorable Steven M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Awards and Honors

  • U.S. Army Leadership Award, 2017
  • Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, 2015, 2017
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, 2012
  • Intelligence Community Legal Award, 2012
  • Comment Editor, University of Chicago Law Review