Buchalter Launches White Collar & Investigations Practice with Hire of Former Federal Prosecutor

July, 2020 - United States of America

Los Angeles, Calif., July 7 - Buchalter is pleased to welcome and announce that Joshua Robbins has joined the Firm as Chair of its newly formed White Collar & Investigations practice. He will work out of both the Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Robbins, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, previously led the white-collar defense practice at boutique firm Greenberg Gross LLP.

“I am excited to welcome Josh to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer. “It has been our goal for quite some time to establish a white collar practice, and Josh is not only a great fit culturally, he is an exceptional attorney and the perfect person to lead this practice.”

While in private practice and government, Robbins led large-scale trials, appeals, and investigations, many drawing national and international media attention and raising novel legal issues. His cases, which often focus on claims of fraud, corruption, and theft, have spanned industries from health care to finance to technology, and involved representation of Fortune 500 companies, sovereign governments, and prominent individuals. Examples include the prosecution of a $900 million health care kickback scheme involving Pacific Hospital of Long Beach described as the largest insurance fraud case in California history, and the trials of $170 million securities fraud and $200 million tax fraud schemes.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Firm, and add my experience and expertise to the already exceptional capabilities Buchalter offers its clients,” said Robbins. “I look forward to growing the white collar practice with the impressive platform the Firm provides.”

Mr. Robbins is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Harvard College, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is the President of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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