Rob has a wide variety of trial and litigation experience, which includes practicing as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force (criminal prosecution and defense), as a member of the firm's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice (products liability litigation), as senior litigation counsel for the country's second-largest privately held corporation (environmental, commercial, and compliance litigation and issues from the in-house perspective), and now as a member of the firm's Business Litigation Section (complex commercial litigation and government enforcement matters).
Government Enforcement Matters - Has represented companies in all aspects of responding to administrative, civil and criminal investigations by federal and state governments, as well as representation of companies in connection with congressional inquiries and investigations.
Commercial and Complex Litigation - Has represented companies in diverse types of commercial and complex litigation, including as lead counsel in nationwide class action seeking interest for alleged untimely payments for oil production; as lead counsel in commercial contract dispute litigation; as lead counsel in employment discrimination and wrongful termination matters; and as lead counsel in numerous matters involving regulatory disputes with state and federal governments.
Environmental Litigation - Lead counsel for company in the then-largest Clean Water Act case ever filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, overseeing all aspects of the matter from discovery to summary judgment motions to settlement. Lead counsel for numerous farm cooperatives in groundwater contamination cases, several of which involved Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act contribution claims. Lead counsel in federal class action matter alleging loss of fishing/shrimping habitats in Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico as result of oil spill.
Products Liability Litigation - Represented pharmaceutical companies in nationwide defense of cases involving allegedly defective products.
Presentations and Publications
Government Investigations: Priorities & Prospects of the Current Administration, 3rd Annual Government Investigations and Civil Litigation Institute, October 11, 2017.
"Negotiating, Auditing and Monitoring Third Party Relationships," Advanced Medical Technology Association's Latin America Compliance Conference (Feb. 2014).