Robert N.Stander


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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.


  • American Airlines wins dismissal of Helms-Burton Act lawsuit alleging unlawful use of Havana's international airportJones Day successfully defended American Airlines against a "trafficking" claim brought under the Helms-Burton Act.
  • Community Financial Services Association of America wins dismissal of lawsuit challenging repeal of CFPB restrictions on payday lendingOn behalf of Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), Jones Day successfully intervened in litigation filed by an advocacy group challenging the repeal of certain provisions of a 2017 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule concerning payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.
  • Major U.S. airline obtains dismissal with prejudice of "trafficking" claim under the Helms-Burton Act related to partnership involving hotels in CubaJones Day obtained a ruling of first impression in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which dismissed for lack of Article III standing a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit alleging that American Airlines "trafficked" in property confiscated by the Castro government following the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce achieves victory in antitrust challenge to Seattle for-hire driver collective-bargaining ordinanceJones Day represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a lawsuit challenging a collective-bargaining ordinance enacted by the City of Seattle.
  • Premier Health Partners wins antitrust appeal in Sixth Circuit, affirming dismissal of suit targeting managed care contracts with insurersJones Day client Premier Health Partners obtained a win in an important antitrust appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Appellant prevails in Seventh Circuit prisoner-rights appealJones Day successfully represented the appellant in a prisoner-rights case in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Petitioner prevails in Sixth Circuit habeas appealJones Day successfully represented the petitioner in a habeas corpus case in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances businessJones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.