Who We Are
Our Backgrounds and Credentials
Robert Y. Lewis (Founding Partner)
Born Garden City, Kansas, September 8, 1958; admitted to bar, 1988, New York; 1991, California.

Education: Stanford University.(J.D., 1984). Notes Editor, Stanford Law Review. Rotary Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany, 1985-1986. Grinnell College (B.A., 1980), Phi Beta Kappa.

Clerkship: Law Clerk to the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1984-1985.

Publications: "Courts and Sparks: The Subprime Mortgage Meltdown", Worth (Dec. 2007); "Avoiding Internet Litigation in Inconvenient Forums," N.Y.L.J. (May 14, 2002); "Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Lender Liability Area" in Lender Liability (Law Journal Seminar Press (1988); "Sanctions Available Under Rules 16, 26, 37, 28 U.S.C. 1912, 1927 and Rule 38 of Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure" in Rule 11 and Other Sanctions (PLI, 1987); “How Developing world Businesses Can Make American Arbitration Work for Them”, Articlebase.com (2007)

Legal Employment:
Litigation Partner, Shaw Pittman (1994-2001); Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California (1990-1994); Litigation Associate, Shearman & Sterling (1987 -1990).

Reported Cases: Compania Embotelladora Del Pacifico, S.A. v. Pepsi Cola Company, 114 Fed. Appx. 423 (2nd Cir. 2004); Compania Embotelladora Del Pacifico, S.A. v. Pepsi Cola Company, 287 Fed. App. 122 (2nd Cir. 2008); United States v. Ermichine, 2002 WL 869825 (S.D.N.Y.); Isik Jewelry v. Mars Media, 418 F. Supp. 112 (E.D.N.Y. 2005); In re Austrian and German Holocaust Litigation, 250 F. 3d 156 (2nd Cir. 2001); In re Nazi Era Cases Against German Defendants Litigation, 198 F.R.D. 429 (D.N.J. 2000); The Emerging German Fund v. Goldstein, 1999 WL 970522 (S.D.N.Y.); Netrix Leasing v. K.S. Telecom, 2001 W.L. 228362 (S.D.N.Y.); United States v. Mila del Rosario, 15 F.3d 1093 (9th Cir. 1994); DeWeerth v. Baldinger, 836 F.2d 103 (2nd Cir. 1987); United States v. Bustamante Lomas, 30 F.3d 1191 (9th Cir. 1994); Oakes v. Oki-Electric Industries, 1989 WL 119701 (E.D. Pa. 1989).

Languages: German.

Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Arbitration; Criminal Victim's Rights; White Collar Criminal Defense.