- "But personally I think it's clear John Hammond is evading the law."
- —Bob Morris(src)
Bob Morris was a lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency's San Francisco division. He investigated the shipment of Cray supercomputers and Hood gene sequencers to Isla Nublar, thinking it was suspicious to send these powerful machines to a remote island off of Costa Rica.
He drove out to Alan Grant's dig in Snakewater, Montana in 1989 to question him in regards to his dealings with the Hammond Foundation, who funded his digs. The Foundation had been stockpiling amber in sufficient quantities that its founder John Hammond's company InGen owned the largest single collection of amber in the entire world by '89. Morris was also concerned about why the Foundation was only funding digs in northern parts of the United States.
Although Grant admitted he found this unusual, he didn't see what it had to do with him personally, or why the EPA would be concerned. Morris was unable to properly convey his fears, but what they seemed to amount to was that with all the amber stockpiling and only funding digs in certain climates, he got the impression John Hammond and his companies were somehow evading the law. Although Grant was unable to help him much, he did tell Morris about his dealings with Donald Gennaro, who'd paid him a consultant's fee for a dinosaur exhibit in 1984.
He later admitted to Grant that the evidence was inconclusive and he would probably have to close the investigation.
In the Films
Morris doesn't appear in the movies, although at least one of his more distinctive character traits was ported over to Gennaro: when arriving in Snakewater, Morris is described as not being dressed properly for the hot Montana climate. Similarly, in his introductory scene in Jurassic Park, Gennaro arrives in the middle of the jungle to meet Juanito Rostagno wearing a full business suit.