Josh Robbins, a former federal prosecutor, is the Chair of the Firm’s White Collar and Investigations Practice. Mr. Robbins has led trials, appeals, and investigations involving hundreds of millions of dollars and major government enforcement proceedings, representing Fortune 500 companies, sovereign governments, and prominent individuals. His matters have involved allegations of criminal health care fraud, False Claims Act violations, civil and criminal securities fraud, tax evasion, and bank fraud, as well as complex business disputes. Many of his cases have received national and international public attention, including matters reported in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN, and CNBC. Benchmark Litigation has named him as a “California Litigation Star.”
Mr. Robbins previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, where he was lead counsel in various federal jury trials and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as numerous grand jury investigations of fraud, kickbacks, and corruption. Among other matters, he led the prosecution of a $900 million health care kickback scheme described as the largest insurance fraud case in California history. For his work on a major securities fraud trial, he was awarded the SEC’s Director’s Award for Criminal Coordination.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Robbins also led the white collar defense practice of an elite boutique litigation firm, and practiced at two major international law firms, where he represented clients in matters ranging from Supreme Court appeals to international treaty-based arbitrations to DOJ and SEC investigations.
Mr. Robbins is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. After law school, he served as law clerk for the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.