Lawrence S. Robbins

Partner
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Fax: 202.775.4510

Education:

J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1978

Developments Editor, Harvard Law Review

B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University, 1974

Phi Beta Kappa

Departmental Prize in Economics

Senior Thesis Prize (shared with his now partner, Alan D. Strasser)

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia

New York

Lawrence S. Robbins is a trial and appellate litigator who handles both criminal and complex civil litigation and government investigations. Larry has tried dozens of criminal and civil cases in federal and state courts across the country. In addition, Larry has argued eighteen cases in the United States Supreme Court, and some fifty others in the federal circuit courts of appeals. Larry also has an active practice representing companies and individuals before Congress and in other government investigations, as well as on appeal from criminal convictions.

Larry served as Law Clerk for the Honorable John Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1978 to 1979, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 1986, an Assistant to the Solicitor General from 1986 to 1990, an Associate Independent Counsel from 1990 to 1992, a partner in the Washington office of Mayer Brown from 1992 to 2001, and a founding partner of Robbins Russell from May 1, 2001 to the present.

Professional Activities, Publications, and Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Former Adjunct Professor of Evidence, Georgetown Law School

  • Lead Trial Counsel for one set of Plaintiffs in U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Windstream Services, a breach of contract action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which a team of Robbins Russell lawyers secured a verdict in excess of $300 Million.

  • Lead Trial Counsel for Plaintiffs In re TOUSA, Inc., a fraudulent-conveyance action in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, in which a team of Robbins Russell lawyers secured a judgment in excess of $500 Million, which was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit.

  • Lead Appellate counsel in the successful criminal appeals in United States v. Hite, 769 F.3d 1154 (D.C. Cir. 2014); United States v. Safavian, 528 F.3d 957 (D.C. Cir. 2008); United States v. e-gold, Ltd., 521 F.3d 411 (D.C. Cir. 2008); United States v. Howard, 517 F.3d 731 (5th Cir. 2008); United States v. Wolff, 2008 WL 123568 (9th Cir. 2008); United States v. Brown, 459 F.3d 509 (5th Cir. 2006); and United States v. Hurwitz, 459 F.3d 463 (4th Cir. 2006).

  • Co-Counsel for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

  • Lead Counsel for David Kramer before House and Senate Intel Committees.

  • Lead Counsel for former Member of Congress in congressional ethics inquiry (terminated without further action).

  • Lead Counsel for Jane Sanders in governmental investigation (terminated without further action).

  • Lead Appellate counsel for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

  • Co-Counsel with Protect Democracy in Florida Recount Litigation and Wisconsin Litigation.

  • Representing three Judicial Councils and one Judicial Special Committee in federal judicial investigations of sitting and former federal judges (on appointment of the Federal Judiciary).

  • Representing “Big Four” accounting firms, as well as their partners, former partners, and employees, in an array of SEC and DOJ investigations.

  • Representing three White House officials and one former Cabinet Officer in the Whitewater and related Capitol Hill investigations.

  • Representing, as trial counsel, a Pentagon lawyer accused of espionage and a Virginia pain physician accused of narcotics offenses.

About

Lawrence S. Robbins is a trial and appellate litigator who handles both criminal and complex civil litigation and government investigations. Larry has tried dozens of criminal and civil cases in federal and state courts across the country. In addition, Larry has argued eighteen cases in the United States Supreme Court, and some fifty others in the federal circuit courts of appeals. Larry also has an active practice representing companies and individuals before Congress and in other government investigations, as well as on appeal from criminal convictions.

Larry served as Law Clerk for the Honorable John Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1978 to 1979, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 1986, an Assistant to the Solicitor General from 1986 to 1990, an Associate Independent Counsel from 1990 to 1992, a partner in the Washington office of Mayer Brown from 1992 to 2001, and a founding partner of Robbins Russell from May 1, 2001 to the present.

Professional Activities, Publications, and Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Former Adjunct Professor of Evidence, Georgetown Law School

Representative Matters
  • Lead Trial Counsel for one set of Plaintiffs in U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Windstream Services, a breach of contract action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which a team of Robbins Russell lawyers secured a verdict in excess of $300 Million.

  • Lead Trial Counsel for Plaintiffs In re TOUSA, Inc., a fraudulent-conveyance action in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, in which a team of Robbins Russell lawyers secured a judgment in excess of $500 Million, which was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit.

  • Lead Appellate counsel in the successful criminal appeals in United States v. Hite, 769 F.3d 1154 (D.C. Cir. 2014); United States v. Safavian, 528 F.3d 957 (D.C. Cir. 2008); United States v. e-gold, Ltd., 521 F.3d 411 (D.C. Cir. 2008); United States v. Howard, 517 F.3d 731 (5th Cir. 2008); United States v. Wolff, 2008 WL 123568 (9th Cir. 2008); United States v. Brown, 459 F.3d 509 (5th Cir. 2006); and United States v. Hurwitz, 459 F.3d 463 (4th Cir. 2006).

  • Co-Counsel for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

  • Lead Counsel for David Kramer before House and Senate Intel Committees.

  • Lead Counsel for former Member of Congress in congressional ethics inquiry (terminated without further action).

  • Lead Counsel for Jane Sanders in governmental investigation (terminated without further action).

  • Lead Appellate counsel for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

  • Co-Counsel with Protect Democracy in Florida Recount Litigation and Wisconsin Litigation.

  • Representing three Judicial Councils and one Judicial Special Committee in federal judicial investigations of sitting and former federal judges (on appointment of the Federal Judiciary).

  • Representing “Big Four” accounting firms, as well as their partners, former partners, and employees, in an array of SEC and DOJ investigations.

  • Representing three White House officials and one former Cabinet Officer in the Whitewater and related Capitol Hill investigations.

  • Representing, as trial counsel, a Pentagon lawyer accused of espionage and a Virginia pain physician accused of narcotics offenses.