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

Lawrence S. Robbins

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)

Contact:

Tel: 202.775.4501
Fax: 202.775.4510

Bar Associations

District of Columbia

New York

Lawrence S. Robbins, Partner

Oral Arguments

Barnes v. Gorman, 536 U.S. 181 (2002) LISTENListen
Chavez v. Martinez, 538 U.S. 760 (2003) LISTENListen
Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, 561 U.S. 139 (2010) LISTENListen

Appellate Briefs

A & M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc. Opening Brief of Napster, Inc.
A & M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc. Reply Brief of Napster, Inc.
ACP Master, Ltd. v. Sprint Corp. Plaintiffs' Consolidated Answering Brief in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss
Barnes v. Gorman Cert. Petition
Barnes v. Gorman Reply Brief for Petitioners (petition stage)
Barnes v. Gorman Reply Brief for Petitioners (merits stage)
Barnes v. Gorman Merits Brief for Petitioners
Black v. United States Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Support of Petitioners
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Amended Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Response and Reply Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Degen v. United States Cert. Petition
Degen v. United States Reply Brief for Petitioner (petition stage)
Degen v. United States Reply Brief for Petitioner (merits stage)
Degen v. United States Brief for Petitioner
Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo Amicus Brief of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
eBay and Half.com v. MercExchange Amicus Brief of Rembrandt IP Management, LLC
Hillside Dairy v. Lyons Supplemental Brief for Petitioners
Hillside Dairy v. Lyons Brief for Petitioners
Hirko v. United States Cert. Petition
Hirko v. United States Reply Brief for Petitioner
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Opening Brief for Appellant
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Reply Brief for Appellant R2 Investments, LDC
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Opening Brief for Appellant
In re: Kensington Int'l Ltd. and Springfield Assoc. Emergency Petition for a Writ of Mandamus
In Re: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 Brief of Defendants-Appellees
In re: TOUSA, Inc. et al. Brief For Plaintiff-Appellant
In re: Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation Petition for Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc
In re: Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation Response & Reply Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants-Cross-Appellees
Jackson v. BellSouth Brief for Defendants
Janus Capital Management v. First Derivative Traders Amicus Brief the Center for Audit Quality
King v. Burwell Amicus Brief in Support of Respondents
Martinez v. Chavez Petition for Rehearing En Banc
Masferrer v. United States Reply Brief for Petitioner
McCall v. United States Cert. Petition
Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting, Inc. Amicus Brief of Tribune Company Retirees in Support of Respondent
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer v. Grokster Amicus Brief of the Digital Media Association and Others
Munoz v. United States Cert. Petition
Pacific Management v. Mayer Brown LLP Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Perfect 10 v. Giganews Cert. Petition
Perfect 10 v. Visa International Service Association Amicus Brief of the Recording Industry Association of America
Sacramento v. Barden Cert. Petition
Sacramento v. Barden Reply Brief for Petitioners
Skilling v. United States Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Support of Petitioner
Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola Amicus Brief of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
TD Bank v. Razorback Funding LLC Petition for Writ of Prohibition or Writ of Certiorari
TD Bank v. Razorback Funding LLC Reply Brief of Petitioner
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Application of BDO Seidman, LLP
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Supplement to Application of BDO Seidman, LLP
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Reply Brief of Defendant-Applicant BDO Seidman, LLP
United Airlines, Inc. v. Good Taste, Inc. Opening Brief of United Airlines, Inc.
United States v. Clay Brief for Defendant-Appellant
United States v. Clay Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant
United States v. Jefferson Brief for Defendant-Appellant
United States v. Jefferson Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant
United States v. Scott Yeager Brief of Appellant Joseph Hirko
United States v. Stinn Brief for Defendant-Appellant
United States v. Stinn Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant

Trial Memoranda

Adams v. BellSouth Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss
Calabrese et al. v. CSC Holdings et al. Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Calabrese et al. v. CSC Holdings et al. Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Committee on the Judiciary v. Miers Amicus Brief of Former United States Attorneys
Gruss Global et al. v. Deutsche Bank Trust Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Transfer of Venue
In re: IKON Office Solutions, Inc. Sec. Litig. Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment
In re: IKON Office Solutions, Inc. Sec. Litig. Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment
In re: Triton Network Systems Securities Litig. Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint
In re: Verizon Internet Services, Inc. Amicus Brief for U.S. Internet Industry Association et al.
Jackson v. BellSouth Memorandum of Law of Defendants in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss
Ritchie Capital Management, L.L.C. v. Coventry First LLC Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Memorandum in Support of BDO Seidman, LLP's Motion to Dismiss
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Reply Memorandum in Support of BDO Seidman, LLP's Motion to Dismiss
United States v. Bayly Defendants' Memorandum Regarding Calculation of Loss
United States v. Goehring Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing
United States v. Hurwitz Defendant's Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing
United States v. Hurwitz Defendant's Response to Government's Position on Sentencing Factors
United States v. Stinn Motion for Release Pending Appeal
United States v. Stinn Defendant Bradley J. Stinn's Reply Memorandum in Support of His Motion for Release Pending Appeal
Van Scoyoc v. Ernst & Young Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Van Scoyoc v. Ernst & Young Reply Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Counter-Defendant's Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on Counter Claimants' Counterclaims
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment
In re Patriot Coal Corp. Noteholders' Objection to Motion to Reject and Modify
In re Patriot Coal Corp. Motion for Entry of an Order Directing the Appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee
In re Patriot Coal Corp. Noteholders' Objection to Debtors' Second Motion for an Order Extending Debtors' Exclusive Periods within which to File a Plan of Reorganization
In re Patriot Coal Corp. Noteholders' Reply in Support of Motion for Entry of an Order Directing the Appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee
Grocery Manufacturers Association, et al. v. Sorrell, et al. Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Grocery Manufacturers Association, et al. v. Sorrell, et al. Defendants' Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon v. Jewell, et al. Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment

Lawrence S. Robbins is a trial and appellate litigator who handles both criminal and complex civil litigation. 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 the SEC and in other governmental 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, and as a partner in the Washington office of Mayer, Brown & Platt thereafter.

 

Representative matters include:

  • Representing The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in 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 on appeal. 680 F.3d 1298 (2012).

  • 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).

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

  • Representing three Judicial Councils and one Judicial Special Committee in federal judicial investigations.

  • 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.

Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers