Robert J. Babcock
Robert “Bobby” Babcock serves as Managing Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs in Clark Hill’s Dallas office. Bobby assists clients in crafting and executing government relations strategies to solve complex problems before the Executive and Legislative branches as well as state and local jurisdictions. He works on a full spectrum of legislative and regulatory issues including: aerospace, aviation and transportation, defense, energy and environment, Federal contracting, financial services and insurance, healthcare, higher education research and development, real estate and construction, information technology and cybersecurity, and water resources and infrastructure development.
In his previous role as Regional Administrator at the General Services Administration (GSA), Bobby oversaw all GSA operations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, including management of federal real estate and information technology. He was responsible for managing an inventory of over 1,500 government-owned or leased buildings, a real estate footprint of nearly 35 million square feet, and led a team of over 800 federal employees and 30,000 federal contractors. Bobby worked with Members of Congress, federal judges, federal agencies executives, local government leaders and other stakeholders to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition and technology. He was involved with capital construction projects for new and existing federal buildings, U.S. federal courthouses, and federally owned Land Ports of Entry ranging from $40-$200 million. He also served as a senior advisor to the GSA Administrator and Public Building Service Commissioner for strategic engagement – which helped enable the GSA to accomplish key objectives in a difficult federal budget environment.
Prior to joining the GSA, Bobby served as the Director of Government Relations at Van Scoyoc Associates, as a Senior Legislative Assistant to a Member of Congress, and as Legislative Aide to former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. In his private sector lobbying, he represented many signature clients in defense, aerospace, higher education, energy, transportation, water resources and biomedical research – with a particular emphasis on federal appropriations and grants.