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Overview

Rob concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, government investigations and compliance.

Rob is a results-driven litigator with over 20 years of experience handling a wide range of complex commercial, intellectual property, product liability, class action and employment litigation matters.

He is passionate about defending clients’ rights in products and technology. He’s known for his track record of litigation wins and favorable settlements, and for proactive and effective counsel that helps clients minimize risk and exposure. Rob focuses quickly on the critical dispositive issues to reach a resolution with minimal cost for the client. Before joining Husch Blackwell, he worked for several years as in-house counsel in the tech industry – due to this experience, he fully understands client concerns about cost and efficiency, as well as client needs and priorities.

In addition to litigation, Rob represents clients in civil and criminal government investigations and regulatory enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity, data privacy, global anti-corruption (FCPA), insider trading, securities fraud, healthcare fraud and False Claims Act violations. He has extensive experience representing clients before the DOJ, FTC, SEC, FINRA, DOL, HHS, Inspectors General and state attorneys general. Rob also advises clients on regulatory compliance issues and implements corporate compliance programs designed to avoid enforcement actions. 


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • HP President’s Quality Award, 2015
  • ACC Global Counsel Awards – Litigation Team of the Year, 2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia
    • Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board
  • B.A. Economics, Brigham Young University
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • IPO Association Standing Committee, Litigation

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent
Experience
  • Experienced with large variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts involving contractual disputes, intellectual property, products liability, insurance coverage, securities fraud and employment/labor.
  • Obtained more than $90 million in judgments and settlements on behalf of business clients through affirmative recoveries litigation.
  • Acted as lead attorney for more than 150 separate litigations and arbitrations for tech companies including significant multi-million and multi-billion dollar disputes. Successfully defended dozens of matters without client paying any settlement or judgment amount.
  • Managed and responded to government investigations and enforcement matters from the DOJ, FTC, SEC and NYSE relating to breaches of data security and privacy, insider trading, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, and violations of the FCPA and False Claims Act.
  • Represented Big Four accounting firms in individual and class actions alleging violations of state and federal securities laws, in which damages claimed exceeded $2 billion.
Outside the Office

Rob loves sports, especially baseball, and is a lifelong Yankees fan. He spends much of his free time with his family, which includes four young adult daughters.

Community Leadership
  • Hebron Hawks Cross Country & Track Booster Club, Board Member, 2015-2018
  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas