Robert Stander is an incisive appellate advocate whose goal is to help clients win. To that end, he develops successful litigation strategies and pursues those strategies through briefing and oral advocacy at every stage of a case. He has briefed and argued appeals and dispositive motions in numerous federal and state courts.
Robert's practice focuses on complex civil litigation and cases involving novel legal questions. His recent work includes successfully defending an airline against some of the first claims ever brought under the Helms-Burton Act, a novel reparations statute purporting to authorize damages for commercial use of real property in Cuba that the Cuban government confiscated after the Revolution in 1959. Robert also led the briefing to defeat a motion for class certification involving a purported 2.1 million class members alleging claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Robert has significant experience in antitrust matters, patent matters, and matters at the intersection of antitrust and patent law. Most recently, he has defended a major pharmaceutical company against an antitrust class action alleging monopolization through improper listing of patents in the Food and Drug Administration's Orange Book. And Robert has provided crucial support for several health care mergers by developing and implementing a strategy for obtaining state-action antitrust immunity.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Robert served as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Utah Supreme Court.
Jones Day Wins Dismissal of Helms-Burton Act Lawsuit Alleging Unlawful Use of Havana's International Airport
- Brigham Young University (J.D. 2011; B.S. in Neuroscience 2006)
- District of Columbia
- Law Clerk to: Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court (2014-2015); Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2012-2013); and Justice Thomas R. Lee, Utah Supreme Court (2011-2012)