Bob DuPuy

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Robert A. DuPuy
Born 1947
Nationality American
Alma mater Dartmouth College (A.B.)
Cornell Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Former President/COO of Major League Baseball

Robert A. "Bob" DuPuy (born c. 1947) is a lawyer and former President and was Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball (MLB). He assumed both titles on March 7, 2002.[1] Prior to joining Major League Baseball in 1998,[2] he was a partner and management committee member of Foley & Lardner, a large Milwaukee-based law firm. He returned to Foley & Lardner in 2010 as a partner with the firm's Sports Industry Team.[3]


DuPuy grew up in Branford, Connecticut. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut, in 1964. DuPuy received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1968, and a juris doctor from Cornell Law School in 1973. At Cornell, he was the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Law Review. After attending Dartmouth, he served in the Vietnam War with the 504th Military Police Battalion of the United States Army.[citation needed]

On November 3, 2007, at Yale Commons in New Haven, Connecticut, DuPuy was bestowed with the honor of becoming a Knight of Honor, the highest award the school gives to graduates and friends of Notre Dame High School. [4]

DuPuy has taught legal ethics and professional responsibility at Cornell University, Northwestern Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Marquette University Law School, and has served as a long-time faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. For his preeminent legal ability and very high professional ethics, DuPuy has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.[citation needed]

DuPuy left MLB in the fall of 2010[2] after 8½ years as the commissioner's top aide. During his twelve years at MLB, he led the formation of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which includes MLB's website.[2] He agreed to commissioner Bud Selig's request that he continue to work on various MLB special projects.[2]

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  1. ^ Futterman, Matthew (September 28, 2010). "MLB No. 2 DuPuy Announces Resignation". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Co., Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, Andrew (September 28, 2010). "Bob Dupuy, MLB President, Resigns". AOLNews. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-21. Retrieved 2015-04-07.

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