In Bob Bauer's 30 years of practice, he has provided counseling and representation on matters involving regulation of political activity before the courts and administrative agencies of national party committees, candidates, political committees, individuals, federal officeholders, corporations and trade associations, and tax-exempt groups.

Mr. Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama, and returned to private practice in June 2011. In 2013, the President named him to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

He is the author of several books: United States Federal Election Law (1982, 1984), Soft Money Hard Law: A Guide to the New Campaign Finance Law (2002) and More Soft Money Hard Law: The Second Edition of the Guide to the New Campaign Finance Law (2004) and numerous articles. He also serves on the National Advisory Board of Journal of Law and Politics. In 2000, he received the "Burton Award for Legal Achievement" for his legal writing.