William Roberts

Associate

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2010; Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
  • AB (Economics), Princeton University, 2005

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2011
  • Honorable Susan G. Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2010 - 2011)
  • Board of Directors, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

William Roberts

Associate

Rob Roberts is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement group. Rob joined the firm in 2011 after clerking for Judge Susan G. Braden at the United States Court of Federal Claims. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance. Rob’s clients include venture capital and private equity firms, biotechnology companies, hospitals, Chapter 11 creditors, and hedge funds. 

In addition, Rob maintains an active pro bono practice. Rob serves as the family law team leader for the firm’s partnership with Dorchester House and has successfully represented pro bono clients in contested guardianship, divorce, child custody, and child support matters. Rob also serves as a board member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association.

Experience

  • Representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies in complex commercial disputes and pre-acquisition diligence. 
  • Representing hospitals and health care clients in litigation and pre-litigation disputes.
  • Representing biotechnology companies in commercial and antitrust litigation.
  • Advising leading venture capital firms on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption compliance.
  • Represented a hedge fund creditor in derivatives claims litigation in Lehman bankruptcy.
  • Representing the Indenture Trustee for the First Lien Noteholders in the Chapter 11 restructuring of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings LLC.
  • Defending the directors of insolvent companies in bankruptcy-related breach of fiduciary duty litigation.
  • Lead trial counsel in successful Chapter 11 reorganization of a historic African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • Representing hedge fund and private equity clients in SEC investigations.
  • Part of litigation team that obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national law firm in an employment discrimination action.
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