Lawrence S. Robbins is a trial and appellate lawyer with a multi-faceted practice that includes high-stakes complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation, as well as high-profile white collar and investigations representations. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has tried a multitude of cases around the country in both federal and state courts and in bankruptcy courts. His appellate experience includes arguing 19 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and over 60 cases before various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Mr. Robbins’ investigations practice has included representing companies and individuals in government investigations and before Congress, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Impeachment Committee in 2019, and former Assistant Secretary of State David Kramer before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
Mr. Robbins was a founding partner of litigation boutique Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP, which for two decades was one of the most highly regarded trial and appellate firms in the country. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General, and an Associate Independent Counsel, and was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer Brown LLP.
Outside the Office
Mr. Robbins is a former Adjunct Professor of Evidence at Georgetown Law School.
Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude (1978)
Yale University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1974)
State of New York
District of Columbia
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Columbia
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
The Honorable John Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Law Review and Publications
Developments Editor, Harvard Law Review