Rob has represented employers in state and federal court throughout the country, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He has tried over twenty cases to verdict before juries in state and federal court, and over one hundred bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings. Recent accomplishments include:
- A defense verdict in a bench trial before the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of a community hospital. The case was brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and dealt with the right of an employer to alter work and shift schedules during FMLA leave.
- A defense verdict on behalf of a biotechnology company in a jury trial in federal court in Baltimore. The case was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and involved the provision of sign language interpreters to a deaf employee under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- A decision by the Fourth Circuit affirming summary judgment on behalf of a Hospital in a national origin discrimination case. The decision was authored by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
- A defense verdict on behalf of a Hospital in a jury trial in Maryland state court involving claims of religious discrimination by a nursing assistant who refused to comply with the Hospital’s mandatory influenza inoculation program.
- Serving as lead counsel on behalf of the City of Richmond in a federal collective and class action brought by over 800 police officers.