Robert G. Bracknell

Robert is a member of the firm’s government contracts practice group and concentrates his practice in the areas of government and public sector, data privacy and security and employment law. 

His experience includes work for an international security organization focusing on emerging technologies, unmanned systems, space, cyber, and the impacts of sea level rise and climate change. He is also experienced in complex investigations, compliance and litigation.

Robert is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, His service began as an armor officer with Second Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.  After law school, he served as a military lawyer and strategic planner in California, Germany, Virginia, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Washington DC (The Atlantic Council of the United States), North Carolina, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
University of Oxford, Master of Taxation, expected June 2023
Harvard Law School LL.M.,2006
University of Maryland, JD, 1999
University of North Carolina, B.A., 1992
Military Service
Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel
Bar/Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, for the Armed Forces
Court of Appeals of Maryland
North Carolina (pending)
Community Involvement
Chair, Virginia Beach Investigation Review Panel
Member, Virginia Beach Personnel Board
Vice Chair of the Commission to Investigate the May 31, 2019 Virginia Beach Mass Shooting
Royal Society for the Arts
Member of the Truman National Security Project’s Defense Council
Civilian Oversight Advocacy
News and Updates
Securities and Exchange Commission Final Rule on Cybersecurity
Posted on October 18, 2023
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published a final rule, effective September 5, 2023, applicable to publicly traded companies on Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure.[1]  The…...
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Rob Bracknell to speak with student members of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Society
Posted on April 3, 2023 …...
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CWM Attorneys Serve as Guest Judges for the Annual William Spong Moot Court Tournament
Posted on February 22, 2023
Final (championship) round of the contest Ryan Snow and Butch Bracknell served as guest judges on February 17 for the annual William Spong Moot Court Tournament at Marshall-Wythe School of Law…...
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CWM Attorney receives The Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award
Posted on September 8, 2022
Robert G. Bracknell Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce our very own Robert G. Bracknell has received The Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award from the University of…...
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