Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Sauber & Waldman Join Robbins Russell

September 17, 2007

Robbins Russell is pleased to announce that Richard A. Sauber and Michael L.Waldman have joined the firm as partners, and that the firm has adopted the new name Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP Their arrival significantly enhances the firm’s civil and criminal litigation capabilities, especially in connection with federal fraud and false claims cases.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dick and Mike to our firm,” said Larry Robbins, one of the firm’s founding partners. “They add to our depth in doing the work that we’ve already been doing, and will help us expand our practice into new areas. I’ve known and worked with Dick Sauber for many years and have the utmost respect for his abilities. He and Mike are a great team, and we couldn’t be more pleased that they’ve decided to join us.”

Dick Sauber is a trial litigator with extensive experience in both civil fraud and criminal cases. He has represented corporations and their boards, including litigation and audit committees of boards, in all types of government and internal investigations. He has achieved national recognition for the design and implementation of corporate compliance and ethics programs in a wide range of industries and often conducts due diligence reviews in connection with corporate acquisitions. He has represented healthcare companies, consumer products companies, financial institutions, and government contractors, and has since 1986 been involved in an extensive variety of qui tam cases spanning several industries.

From 1985 to 2007, Dick was a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &Jacobson LLP, serving for many years as co-chairman of the litigation department in the firm’s Washington office. Dick served from 1982 to 1984 as chief of the Defense Procurement Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice, where he was responsible for establishing, organizing, and directing the joint effort of the Justice and Defense Departments to investigate and prosecute criminal fraud cases involving defense procurement. From 1977 to 1982, Dick was a trial attorney in the Justice Department, where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of criminal fraud cases involving oil and natural gas companies, defense contractors, and securities firms.

The author of many articles about corporate compliance and fraud litigation, Dick received his J.D. in 1977 from New York University School of Law; his M. Litt. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar from 1973 through 1975; and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1972 from Yale University.

Mike Waldman concentrates his practice on civil, criminal, and debarment cases arising from federal fraud investigations. He has special expertise in representing defendants in False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits. He also has represented companies and individuals in a wide variety of federal white-collar criminal and civil investigations by the United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ offices and various federal agencies. In addition, he has conducted a number of sensitive internal investigations for companies. He also has experience handling commercial, tax, and appellate litigation. He has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as numerous United States Courts of Appeals, federal district courts, and state courts. Mike was a litigation partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP from 1995 to 2007.

Mike has won dismissals or obtained favorable settlements in a host of False Claims Act and qui tam lawsuits and federal white-collar criminal investigations. He has participated in numerous cases addressing novel issues of constitutional and statutory interpretation.

Mike has written and lectured widely on the False Claims Act and qui tam litigation. He also is the author of the section addressing government contractors in the ABA's monograph, Internal Corporate Investigations, as well as numerous articles concerning the defense of government investigations.

Mike served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Vance of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1986 to 1987. Mike received his J.D., cum laude, in 1986 from Harvard Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1982 from Harvard University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.