As a member of the University of Virginia’s prosecution clinic, Robert spent his third-year of law school as a supervised prosecutor for the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. There, Robert represented the Commonwealth in felony preliminary hearings and gained experience negotiating plea deals and conducting trials while prosecuting numerous misdemeanor cases. While in law school, Robert authored a research paper examining the application of the willful blindness doctrine in white-collar prosecutions.
Robert spent his summers as a law clerk for a legal nonprofit that supports individuals and small businesses in actions against administrative agencies and, more recently, as a summer associate at Kostelanetz LLP.
Robert received his B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, where he grew up working in his family’s truck parts business. After graduating from college, Robert spent nearly five years working for an enterprise software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.