Robin D. Fineman is a partner in HDRB&B’s Litigation and Corporate Departments. She skillfully represents both individual and corporate clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey. Robin has successfully resolved disputes for clients in a wide range of matters, including breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, employment matters, consumer fraud, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and trusts and estates litigation. Robin also has extensive experience providing advice to clients with respect to a range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and shareholder and employment agreements.

Robin is a graduate of Harvard Law School where she was a Hewlett Fellow in Law and Research in Negotiation, Editor in Chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and a member of the Board of Student Advisors. Prior to joining HDRB&B, Robin worked as an attorney in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City.

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers in Bergen County
  • Association of Jewish Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers as “Rising Star,” 2011-2013, 2019
  • 201 Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” 2019
  • Bergen Magazine, “Top Lawyers Commercial Litigation,” 2019

Representative Corporate Transactions

  • Representation of a private equity firm in connection with multiple acquisitions.
  • Representation of medical technology company in connection with the acquisition of medical services company.
  • Representation of shareholders of a closely held company in a stock redemption.

Representative Litigation Experience

  • Defense of a pharmaceutical company executive in a securities fraud class action lawsuit.
  • Appellate counsel to buyers of a service station in a dispute with sellers involving claims of fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract.
  • Defense of an environmental services company in connection with whistleblower lawsuit.
  • Defense of a supplier of specialty plastic goods in a multi-million dollar breach of contract action.
  • Representation of a beneficiary of a multi-million dollar estate in connection with a will challenge.
  • Representation of minority shareholder in a dispute involving the buyout of his interest in a closely held business.
  • Representation of an executor of an estate in a dispute involving conversion of estate funds and breach of contract claims.
  • Defense of an automobile dealership in a consumer fraud class action.
  • Defense of a major insurance company against antitrust and RICO claims brought in multiple federal and state courts alleging bid-rigging and market allocation.
  • Representation of a high-ranking state government official in a money laundering and prostitution federal investigation, and in a state ethics commission investigation.
  • Defense of a Wall Street investment bank in a securities class action litigation alleging violations of federal securities law in connection with initial public offerings.
  • Counsel to a multi-billion dollar hedge fund in a state court litigation alleging breach of contract, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in a complex contract and tortious interference litigation brought in state court in connection with the ownership of a distressed company.
  • Representation of a Wall Street investment bank in a breach of contract lawsuit brought in federal court involving claims for lost profit damages in excess of $250 million.

Publications

  • “’Westchester Day School’: Religious Land Use Act Upheld,” New York Law Journal, November 29, 2007, Co-authored with Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY, 2004 – 2009

Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Registry, Legislative Advocacy Volunteer and Peer Counselor
  • National Marrow Donor Program, Member of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Group

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2004
  • Columbia University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3d Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2005