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Robinson Leaves NAACP LDF to Expand Public Policy Practice
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founding Lewis Baach partner Jeffrey Robinson returns to the firm as Senior Counsel today. For the last four years, Robinson has been Associate-Director Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).
Robinson will be leading complex litigation matters for Lewis Baach, as well as expanding the firm's government relations and public policy work. He also will be using his expertise in alternative dispute resolution.
"Jeff's proven ability to use litigation to advance public policy makes the firm an even stronger advocate for our clients," said Lewis Baach Partner Eric Lewis.
At LDF, Robinson led the successful ballot initiative to reform California's Three Strikes law. He helped ensure civil rights protections were included in the Affordable Care Act. He also worked to successfully redress racial disparities in sentencing through criminal justice reform before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.
Another high profile example of Robinson's expertise at the intersection of law and politics is his work for Vice President Al Gore. Robinson represented Gore as trial counsel and media spokesperson during the 2000 election Florida vote-count challenge.
Robinson is an accomplished business litigator. He played a leading role in obtaining a $1 billion judgment on behalf of the liquidators of the Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI). Other career highlights include service as Principal Deputy in the District of Columbia Office of Corporation Counsel (now Attorney General). He was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs and Subcommittee Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Robinson holds his J.D. from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Eaton, Penn.
Lewis Baach is a premier firm for international financial disputes and global commercial litigation, as well as insurance and reinsurance. The firm is internationally known for handling complex legal issues ranging from the world's largest bank insolvency (BCCI) to Reconstruction and Renewal at Lloyd's; from a billion-dollar RICO judgment to the largest fraud in the history of the Middle East; from a string of product liability defense verdicts to representation of London Market Insurers in their most challenging problems for 30 years. Lewis Baach has offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, London, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, visit: www.lewisbaach.com.
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