Overview

Bobby is a litigator whose diverse practice spans both the General Litigation and Environmental Groups. He assists clients on a wide variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, white collar investigations, intellectual property infringements, and insurance litigation. Bobby has also worked on environmental disputes under RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act.

  • Experience

    • Bobby secured a favorable jury verdict for his pro bono client in a landlord-tenant dispute. This bitter dispute afforded Bobby the opportunity to single-chair a jury trial and develop invaluable experience in settlement negotiations, motion practice, oral arguments, and client counseling.
    • When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit took on a case with potentially devastating repercussions for a client, Bobby was part of the Schiff Hardin team that crafted an amicus brief for the court. The brief focused the court’s attention on the injustice underlying the appellees’ positions and the dire consequences of acquiescing to the appellees’ requests.
    • Bobby represents clients in environmental “citizen suits,” actions brought by private citizens and organizations alleging violations of law.
    • Bobby is always ready to negotiate on behalf of his clients. Bobby has extensive experience assisting clients in negotiating agreements to access private property to execute remedial efforts. These negotiations have included everything from simple access agreements to land purchases.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
      Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Member
      Teaching Assistant, Property
    • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., Spanish and Women, Gender & Sexuality, 2010, summa cum laude
      Phi Beta Kappa
    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile - Santiago, Chile, Study Abroad Program, 2008

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
      • Insights

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        Blog Post

        WOTUS Wars: New Lessons from the Seventh Circuit

        Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

        News Release

        Schiff Hardin Represents Central Steel in Acquisition by Ryerson

        Schiff is representing Central Steel & Wire Company, a leading metal service center with a strong reputation as a valued supply chain partner.

        News Release

        Schiff Hardin Secures LGBT Victory for Civil Unions in Illinois

        Schiff Hardin played a pivotal role in an Illinois Court of Appeals dismissal of an appeal by bed and breakfast owners seeking to justify their discrimination by religious beliefs against a gay couple interested in using the facility for a civil union ceremony.

        Article

        Recent Developments in Toxic Tort & Environmental Law

        Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

        Article

        Recent Developments in Toxic Tort & Environmental Law

        Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

      • Citizenship

        Pro Bono Activities

        Recognizing the privilege of a legal education, pro bono work has been a crucial element of Bobby’s practice. Bobby is a proud co-chair of Schiff Hardin’s Chicago Volunteer Legal Services clinic, ensuring legal services access to low income individuals across Chicago.

         

        Bobby has also had the privilege of representing several clients through the Northwestern University Center on Wrongful Convictions. The Center is dedicated to representing individuals who, for a variety of reasons, have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. Bobby represented clients at the Center first as a 711 student during law school, then as a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow after graduation, and now as an attorney at Schiff Hardin.

        Civic and Charitable Memberships

        As a Board Member of the ACLU of Illinois’ junior board, the Next Generation Society, Bobby works to ensure the next generation of leaders is educated on the ACLU’s mission and engaged in the fight to promote and protect civil liberties.

      Energy and Environmental Law Adviser

      WOTUS Wars: New Lessons from the Seventh Circuit

      The Clean Water Act (CWA) term “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) has become an evolving term with an often squishy definition leading to considerable litigation – with last month’s Seventh Circuit decision providing new insight on both the definition and the concept of administrative deference in Orchard Hill Building Co. v. United States Army... Continue Reading

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