Benjamin Robinson’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, white-collar crime, and antitrust investigations. He is involved in the representation of corporations and corporate officers implicated in private litigation as well as civil and criminal matters before the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state agencies. His experience includes a variety of civil litigation matters involving claims under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, RICO, and the Antiterrorism Act. He also has conducted internal investigations and reviewed corporate compliance programs. His antitrust experience includes mergers, acquisitions, government investigations, and compliance counseling.
Immediately before joining the firm, Robinson served as Deputy Rules Officer and Counsel to the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, and its five Advisory Committees on the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. The committees are charged with promulgating and amending the rules governing practice and procedure in the federal courts. Robinson coordinated the work of the rules committees. His responsibilities included researching and analyzing legal issues that arise in rulemaking, coordinating and staffing committee meetings and public hearings, and providing counsel on rules-related issues to the rules committees, Judicial Conference, the Supreme Court, and Congress.
Prior to his service to the federal judiciary, Robinson was an associate in the litigation department of a global law firm in Washington, D.C. Before law school, he spent several years at IBM Corporation providing consulting services to various U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
While in law school, Robinson served on the editorial board of the Florida Law Review.
Robinson is the author of “Distilling Minimum Due Process Requirements for Punitive Damages Awards,” 60 Fla. L. Rev, 991 (2008) and “Constitutional Law: Suppressing the Exclusionary Rule,” 59 Fla, L. Rev, 475 (2007).
Robinson is an active member of various professional and community organizations.