Robert Huie is a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California, where he served as deputy chief of the Major Frauds and Public Corruption Section. As a prosecutor, Robert tried 20 criminal cases, most of them as first chair, involving bribery; false claims; money laundering; financial institution, procurement, international trade, telemarketing, and mortgage fraud; criminal threats; and narcotics trafficking and border crimes. He also prosecuted hundreds of other criminal cases, ranging from tax evasion and securities fraud to racketeering and election crimes, and supervised cases including health care fraud, environmental crimes, bankruptcy fraud, identity theft, and intellectual property offenses.
Robert represented the Department of Justice (DOJ) overseas for three years as a diplomat and legal advisor at U.S. Embassies in North Africa and Eastern Europe, where he focused on counterterrorism and anti-money laundering, working with foreign and U.S. officials on legislative and regulatory reforms, international agreements, and criminal cases. He trained hundreds of foreign officials in the justice and financial sectors from over a dozen countries in Africa and Europe.
In the United States, Robert trained prosecutors and agents on white collar investigations and prosecutions and taught trial advocacy at DOJ's National Advocacy Center.
Before serving as a prosecutor, Robert spent five years as a litigator, handling commercial and intellectual property disputes. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone.
Robert is a member of the Firm's Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee and serves as the pro bono contact for the San Diego Office.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Good for the Planet, or Good for Business? Los Angeles Daily Journal
FTC's "Green Guides": Businesses, Beware, National Law Journal
New Standard for Bundled Discounts Clear But Limited, Competition Law360
California Supreme Court Expands Liability for Employers Who Fail to Provide Breaks, San Diego Daily Transcript
Corporate Privilege Under Siege, White Collar Crime Reporter
- June 14, 2021
Ideas on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practices for Your Organization (panel for San Diego County Bar Association)
- January 27, 2021
Fraud in the Age of COVID‑19: Federal Law Enforcement Responses and Compliance Best Practices (presentation at JDU)
- September 10, 2020
Rules of the Road for Overlapping Enforcement Actions (presentation at Pepperdine Law School course on Investigations Law)
- June 30, 2020
Fighting Crime and Corruption During a Pandemic (presentation to officials from Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia and respective U.S. Embassies)
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
May 20, 2020
Perspectives on COVID-19 Procurement Fraud (presentation to law enforcement agencies)
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 Fraud Schemes (presentation to Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists)
April 20, 2020
AARP California Town Hall on Coronavirus Fraud
- Yale University (J.D. 2002; Notes Editor, The Yale Law Journal); Calvin College (B.A. in Philosophy 1998)
- California, Connecticut, New York; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California and District of Connecticut
- Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California (2008-2020); Resident Legal Advisor, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Embassy Tirana (2017-2018) and U.S. Embassy Algiers (2015-2017)
- Law Clerk to Judge José A. Cabranes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2003-2004)