Robert Tiefenbrun is a commercial litigator with significant experience defending clients in shareholder litigation and representing financial services companies in various matters. He has represented clients ranging from individual shareholders to several of the world's largest banks.
Robert has experience in all stages of litigation and has represented clients in disputes relating to corporate fiduciary duties, federal securities laws, state and federal wire fraud statutes, unfair business practice laws, and the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. He has significant experience defending class action lawsuits, as well as lawsuits involving complex financial issues such as credit ratings, mortgage-backed securities, and benchmark rates. Robert also has represented clients in internal investigations relating to regulatory matters including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering diligence, derivative contracts, and algorithmic trading.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Robert practiced for five years at an international law firm in New York City.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented major bank in a federal jury trial involving more than $600 million in damages alleged by a class of mortgage borrowers resulting in a favorable verdict and subsequent decertification of the class.
Represented national ratings agency in actions brought by the DOJ and the California Attorney General alleging fraud, false advertising, and violations of the California False Claims Act.
Represented major bank in defeating class certification in an action involving a $4 billion securities fraud claim.
Represented major bank and its subsidiaries in investigations and an antitrust class action relating to alleged manipulation of benchmark rates including LIBOR and ISDAFIX.
Represented former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in his role as the independent monitor pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement.
Represented the audit committee of a large semiconductor company in an investigation regarding FCPA compliance.
Represented national ratings agency in a Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower action.
- November 2016
Securities Litigation: Using Data to Make the Case, presented by Bloomberg BNA
- Duke University (J.D. cum laude and LL.M. 2011; Duke Law Journal); University of Colorado (B.A. magna cum laude 2008; Phi Beta Kappa)
- California and New York