Robert ("Bob") McDaniel has more than thirty years of legal, litigation and business experience in the United States and dozens of foreign countries. He received his undergraduate education at the United States Coast Guard Academy and did graduate work at Tulane University. After serving in a variety of military assignments in the U.S. and overseas he left active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
He graduated from Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1982 and served as law clerk to the Hon. Tim Murphy in Washington before joining the United States Attorney's Office. Rising rapidly through the Department of Justice, McDaniel was assigned to the elite Special Prosecutions Unit where he specialized in international conspiracy cases.
He received two Special Achievement Awards from the U.S. Attorney General as well as a variety of commendations from the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
McDaniel went on to join a top New England law firm where he led the white-collar practice and concentrated on commercial litigation, civil rights and police conduct cases, and corporate representation before the Securities Exchange Commission and other federal agencies.
His career path took him "in-house" as General Counsel to US multi-national companies where he directed international deal-making and dispute resolution. McDaniel has handled commercial and legal matters in more than 40 countries eventually being named Head of Legal Affairs for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at its largest diplomatic Mission in Kosovo.
He was also Professor of Law at The European School of Law and Governance in Kosovo where he taught international business and post-conflict property law by live simulcast to students in Slovenia, Turkey, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Albania and Croatia. McDaniel continues to serve as an Economic and Legal Advisor to European governments, Bar Associations and international organizations. He teaches Rule of Law, economic development and diplomacy, and judicial system improvement to judges, attorneys and government officials in Eastern Europe.