Robert A. Weiner

Lecturer in Law

Office: McDermott Will & Emery LLP
340 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10173
Tel: 212-547-5408
Fax: 212-547-5444
Email: rweine@law.columbia.edu
Education
  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • State University of New York-Buffalo, B.A., 1969

Detailed Biography

Robert A. Weiner is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the Firm's New York office. As a member of the Firm's Trial Department, he focuses his practice on complex commercial law disputes.

Robert's trial and appellate practice includes experience before both state and federal courts located throughout the United States. Robert has tried cases in New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. In addition, Robert has argued appeals in New York appellate courts as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth and District of Columbia Circuits.

Robert is an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University School of Law and teaches a course in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Robert has served as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

In connection with his arbitration practice, Robert has represented the interests of Asian, European and American companies. Robert has participated in arbitrations governed by the UNCITRAL rules, the ICC rules, the U.S. and international AAA rules as well as ad hoc rules agreed to by the parties. Robert has participated in arbitration proceedings held in New York, Paris and London and has served as an arbitrator in AAA, ICDR and ICC arbitrations.

Robert has also lectured and written on a variety of legal topics. For example, recently in connection with a paper that he authored entitled "International Arbitration In The United States: More Discovery Than You Think," Robert spoke at a legal conference sponsored by The Center For International Legal Studies. Robert has also co-authored an articled entitled "Arbitration Discovery: When Should Discovery Provisions Be Included In An Arbitration Agreement?" which appeared in the summer 1999 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine and an article entitled "Owning Daubert: Challenging Expert Testimony AS A Defense Strategy" that appeared in the November 2000 issue of For The Defense.

A large part of Robert's commercial litigation practice focuses on the representation of parties involved in complex contractual disputes. Among other things, Robert has litigated cases under New York, Delaware and California law regarding the scope of representations and warranties given in connection with mergers or acquisitions. In connection with these and other cases, Robert has developed a subspecialty with respect to use of and challenge of expert witnesses in connection with liability and damage issues based upon the U.S. Supreme Court decisions commonly referred to as the Daubert and Kumho decisions.

Robert is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, as well as the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.