Robert Sherman focuses in the areas of white collar criminal defense and litigation.

In his role as Senior Counsel, Rob is Co-Chair of Litigation Training responsible for the training curriculum for associates in the United States.  He also focuses on international and domestic pro bono cases and continues to represent pharmaceutical companies in government investigation matters.

Rob has broad experiences as a skilled trial lawyer with extensive white collar experience consulting with and representing corporations and individuals accused of such federal offenses as healthcare fraud and securities fraud. He also has deep experience as a commercial litigator. Rob has successfully tried many complex civil and criminal jury and non-jury cases in both the federal and state courts. Among these is a landmark health care fraud case in which he represented a former manager of TAP Pharmaceuticals accused of violating the Federal Anti-Kickback Act. In addition, Rob has tried a number of significant multi-million dollar matters to arbitration panels, including the successful defense of a pharmaceutical company in a licensing dispute with another pharmaceutical company.

As a commercial litigator, Robert has successfully handled licensing disputes, real estate matters, shareholder disputes, regulatory investigations including SEC investigations and trademark and trade secret.

RECENT PRO BONO ACTIVITIES 

  • Representation in § 1983 action of a young man held in solitary confinement in South Carolina for 3 1/2 years as a pre-trial detainee. Case resolved at mediation before trial.
  • Representation of former inmate in § 1983 action against Massachusetts Department of Correction for failure to protect plaintiff from assault by other inmates.  Case settled before trial.
  • Led team of lawyers providing week-long NITA based trial advocacy training for police prosecutors in four Eastern Caribbean states – Trinidad, Bahamas, Barbados and Granada.
  • Represented two Honduras families in which children (ages 6 and 16) had been separated from their fathers as part of the family separation policy of the current administration. Successful reunification of families.