Robert G. Drummer is a veteran attorney with over 25 years of private and public sector experience.  Robert earned his B.A. degree in Mass Communications from Morehouse College and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.  He is a candidate for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Government Procurement and Environmental Law from The George Washington University Law School, where he is completing his thesis on “The False Claims Act and its Application to Federal Grant Recipients and Subrecipients.”  Robert has also presented on this topic at the American Bar Association’s Section on Public Contract Law 2016 Fall Educational Program, and the National Grant Management Association’s 2017 Annual Training.

Much of Robert’s private sector experience is in government relations, including stints as a Legislative Assistant for a state agency Director and for a Member of Congress, as well as in-house counsel for national trade associations.  He has also served as outside counsel for state and local government grant recipients and subrecipients in support of construction of public infrastructure projects (e.g., City of St. Louis, MO and St. Louis Lambert International Airport projects, Montgomery Watson/Khafra, JV [on behalf of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management’s drinking water, storm water, and waste water projects], and Van Scoyoc Associates [on behalf of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail projects].

From 2010-2014, Robert wound down his solo practice, Drummer & Associates, LLC, to serve on active duty for four years in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General’s Corps in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, much of Robert’s active duty JAG Corps practice focused on administrative law, acquisitions and government contracts, appropriations/fiscal law, employment and labor law, environmental law, ethics (gifts, Standards of Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, Post-Government Employment, etc.), government information practices (FOIA/Privacy Act), and investigations.  His active duty service includes his roles as Brigade Judge Advocate for the 359th Theater (Tactical) Signal Brigade (Bagram, Afghanistan); Chief, Administrative Law and Ethics Counsel, U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory (Gillem Enclave, Forest Park, GA); and Administrative Law Attorney in the Office of The Judge Advocate General, Army (Pentagon).  His awards include but are not limited to the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal.  Following his call to active duty, Robert also served as an Attorney-Advisor at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.