Overview

Rob represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including complex commercial and environmental disputes, and white collar investigations and litigation. He has experience representing clients before state and federal courts, as well as in investigations by government agencies and self-regulatory organizations.

Before joining Schiff Hardin, Rob was a litigation associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm.

  • Experience

    • Represented a leading financial technology company in multiple related trade secret misappropriation lawsuits.
    • Represented a global professional services firm in litigation against a competitor and former employees relating to breaches of contractual non-solicitation obligations.
    • Represented a Fortune 500 manufacturer in connection with an SEC investigation and related shareholder securities fraud and derivative class actions.
    • Represented a Fortune 100 company in an internal investigation involving whistleblower allegations of improper accounting and tax fraud.
    • Represented a leading global online travel company and its board of directors in shareholder class actions to block a merger.
    • Represented asset managers and a national insurance corporation in SEC investigations relating to allegations of unlawful trading practices.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude
      Order of the Coif
      Michigan Law Review, Note Editor
    • Amherst College, B.A., Biology, 2007

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Michigan
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
        • Citizenship

          Pro Bono Activities

          Rob has devoted considerable time to pro bono work in the areas of civil rights and immigration. His experience includes:

           

          • Representing a Rwandan refugee who was granted asylum on the basis of political persecution she had suffered in her home country.
          • Representing current or former inmates in civil rights lawsuits, including at depositions, hearings, and trial.
          • Conducting an internal investigation for a non-profit organization into misuse of funds.