Robert A. W. Boraks is a seasoned litigation specialist and trial lawyer with 46 years of experience. During that time, he has lead-counseled approximately 1,000 cases, has tried more than 150 cases, including more than 50 jury trials, and has argued more than 50 appeals.
Bob has briefed and argued a case before the United States Supreme Court and has appeared in over 25 different courts in various jurisdictions around the country. He has also handled administrative proceedings and arbitrations.
His diverse practice is primarily focused on complex commercial litigation, criminal matters and employment law. His extensive representations include the following:
- State and federal agency enforcement matters with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and state regulatory agencies.
- Intellectual property
- Personal injury
- Professional negligence
- Defense of attorneys in disciplinary matters
- Representation of witnesses before grand juries
- Insurance coverage
- Real estate
- Securities broker/dealer arbitrations
Upon graduation from law school, Bob clerked for a federal district judge, The Honorable U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Gasch. Thereafter, he was an assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Legal Director of the Washington Metropolitan Area of the American Civil Liberties Union, attorney with the DC Public Defender Service, and Chief Trial Counsel of the Division of Enforcement of the CFTC. He has been in private practice since 1979.