Greenberg Traurig LLP
Robert A. Sherman, a founding member and former co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office, has wide-ranging trial and regulatory experience. He focuses his practice on government investigations and litigation, internal corporate investigations - with an emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance - as well as consumer protection and class action defense.
Bob has played many instrumental roles in numerous local and regional political campaigns. Most recently, Bob was an original member of the Obama for America National Finance Committee and a member of President-Elect Obama’s Transition Team, where his principal responsibilities involved vetting for cabinet level positions.
A frequent commentator for various local and national media outlets, television, radio and newsprint on legal and political issues, Bob has been interviewed on topics such as the Supreme Court case involving protesting at military funerals, the 2010 midterm elections, the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the constitutional authority of state attorneys general in legal disputes with governors.
Prior to joining the firm, Bob was the Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Consumer Protection Division from 1991 to 1993. There, he led the 45-person division which enforces the broad spectrum of laws protecting consumers. The division prioritized cases involving patterns and practices of unfair and deceptive conduct directed toward people who generally do not have the resources to protect themselves, such as the elderly, disabled, low-income people and people of color. Priorities included health care fraud, physical and financial abuse of institutional patients, economic fraud, rental housing fraud, insurance fraud, and securities fraud. In 1993, Bob was Special Counsel to the Attorney General. There, he was responsible for all the federal and multistate initiatives of the Attorney General’s Office and had contact with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as Attorneys General offices around the country. He also worked on and was involved with President Clinton’s crime bill.