Robert represents clients in intellectual property legal issues and litigation.
Robert earned his J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law, where he worked as the production editor for the Tulsa Law Review and was named to the Order of the Curule Chair for “outstanding scholarship and service to the Tulsa College of Law.” During graduation, Robert was also named as the “Most Outstanding Law Student in Class” by the law school’s faculty, winning the school’s Martin Fellows Smith Award.
After law school Robert clerked for three years in U.S. federal courts, starting with two years for the Honorable John Dowdell, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, and another year with the Honorable Stephanie Seymour of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In U.S. District Court, Robert drafted the Court’s decision on dozens of dispositive motions on issues including patent subject-matter eligibility, standing and the availability of accomplice liability in complex financial transactions, and also advised the Court during criminal trials. At the Court of Appeals Robert drafted several opinions on behalf of the Court and advised the judge on various issues including reliability of forensic testimony under Daubert, the retroactivity of jurisdictional decisions on collateral review, and the limits of judicial discretion in sentencing.
Before law school, Robert earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University in journalism. In his early career as a newspaper reporter for The Press-Register in Mobile, Alabama, and The Times-Picayune, Robert was a quick study on complex issues he investigated deeply to report them accurately and intelligibly—skills he still uses in his law practice. Robert also earned a bachelor’s degree in French, which he speaks fluently.