• Yale College, BA, 1978
• Georgetown University Law Center, JD 1981

Robert E. Wallace Jr.
Robert E. Wallace Jr.


As chairman of Thompson Coburn’s Sports Law Group, Bob represents teams, prospective buyers of sports teams, companies interested in sports marketing and civic and government entities facing team relocation or facility issues.

He also assists players, coaches and executives with contract negotiations and separation agreements, and has served as an NFL-approved hearing officer for violations of the league’s drug and conduct policies.

Bob has cultivated more than 40 years of experience in both the St. Louis business community and the national sports arena through his past executive and legal work for the Philadelphia Eagles and the St. Louis Football Cardinals.

He spent 16 years with the Rams, serving as the team’s executive vice president and general counsel. During his 30-year career in professional football, Bob was one of the highest-ranking African-American club executives in the National Football League. He led the Rams’ operations and business departments during two Super Bowl appearances, managed the team’s $200 million budget and served as lead negotiator in the renaming of the Rams’ stadium to the Edward Jones Dome.

Bob has taught sports law as an adjunct professor at both Washington University School of Law and Saint Louis University School of Law. He also wrote a weekly magazine column, “Business Philosophy,” and has authored several other articles on sports law topics. You may reach Bob at


• Licensed in Missouri & Pennsylvania (currently inactive)