Robert Denby is Vice-President and Loss Prevention Counsel with Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS), based in Chicago. In that capacity, he heads the Loss Prevention department, a group of 12 lawyers who spend their time writing, lecturing, and otherwise consulting about matters of professional responsibility and claims avoidance. He graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 1986, and then received his J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan in 1989. Upon graduation, he joined the Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block. He remained there until 2000, becoming a partner in the litigation group in 1997. At Jenner & Block, Bob concentrated on trial practice both in complex civil and criminal matters.
In 2000, Bob joined the in-house law department at Ameritech Corporation, now part of AT&T. He stayed there for approximately three years, and for the last year ran the Ameritech litigation department, which had a staff of 25 and oversaw an extremely active litigation docket. He joined ALAS in December 2002.