Jeffrey S. Robbins

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  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Brown University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Jeff specializes in complex civil litigation, including litigation involving allegations of fraud, First Amendment issues, and claims of defamation.

In 1997, Jeff was appointed Deputy Chief Counsel for the Minority of the US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Special Investigation into campaign fundraising practices, in which capacity he represented the Democratic senators in connection with the full Committee's investigation into fundraising during the 1996 presidential election. He also served as Chief Counsel for the Minority of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, representing the Ranking Member and the Democratic senators in connection with the Subcommittee's investigations into areas that included Medicare fraud and governmental waste and abuse.

Between 1987 and 1990, Jeff served as an Assistant US Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, focusing on civil fraud investigations and litigation against governmental contractors, physicians, and pharmacies. In 1989, he was appointed as the first Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division of the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, in which capacity he oversaw investigations and asset forfeiture cases involving narcotics and money laundering rings. He received commendations from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the General Services Administration.

He has represented a number of parties in connection with Congressional investigations, and has been appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, representing the former Secretary of State of the Commonwealth in connection with Congressional redistricting and public records litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in its successful case against a former CEO
  • Representing a Massachusetts racing company in its successful case against a former co-venture
  • Representing a series of nonprofit organizations and private citizens in their successful defense of a major defamation case brought against them by the Islamic Society of Boston

Recognitions & Awards

  • US Department of Justice Special Achievement Award (1990)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Business Litigation (2004 – 2007, 2011 – 2015)
  • American Jewish Committee Boston Human Rights Award (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Chairman, New England Board of the Anti-Defamation League (2012 – 2014)
  • US delegate, United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland (1999 – 2000)
  • Past president, World Affairs Council of Boston (WorldBoston)