A top litigation attorney, noted author and columnist, former member of the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee, former Chairman of USA Rugby, and World Rugby Executive Committee member, Bob Latham is a magnetic and much sought-after public speaker, who has addressed audiences worldwide across a variety of topics, including: media law, sports law, and intellectual property law; the history and culture of sports; sports-related travel; sports governance; the Olympics and other notable sports events; and the role that competitiveness and teamwork play in the board room or field of play.
Bob is the author of Winners & Losers: Rants Riffs & Reflections on the World of Sports (2012, Greenleaf Book Group Press) and writes a monthly column for SportsTravel. Bob has given speeches, lectures, presentations, and roasts from Cape Town to California, from Glasgow to Sydney, and from Seattle to Rio de Janeiro. Among his most recent engagements are: a speech on the Olympics and how decisions are made on bid cities and Olympic sports before the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, chairing a panel on good governance at the Sports Integrity Forum (London, England), and a presentation on Olympic Sports and Sports Tourism at the Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference (Washington, D.C.). He has spoken on numerous college campuses, including Columbia, NYU, George Washington University, University of Virginia, University of Texas, SMU and UCLA.”
Bob has been included in The Best Lawyers in America across multiple disciplines, and Texas media outlet Pegasus News once compared having Bob in the courtroom with being in the ring with Mike Tyson. A true raconteur, a walking sports encyclopedia, and an energetic and humorous storyteller, Bob has the ability to make any speaking engagement memorable.
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