honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, The Florida Bar
Member, Dade County Bar Association
General Counsel, Summit of the Americas
Chairman, Florida Partnership of the Americas
General Counsel, State Financial Emergency Oversight Board
Ad Hoc Committee Member, Rules and Procedures for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Board of Directors, The Education Fund of Miami-Dade
Board of Directors, Aging with Dignity
Member, 1998 Constitution Revision Commission
Listed, Florida Trend Magazine "Legal Elite" (2004–2009)
Listed, Florida Super Lawyer (2006–2012)
Listed, Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers (2006–2012)
Listed, "Top Lawyers," South Florida Legal Guide (2004–2012)
AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2013)
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Robert M. Brochin is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice and the co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Practice. During his career, Mr. Brochin has represented clients in commercial matters involving business and corporate disputes and torts, unfair trade practices, contracts, and injunctive relief.
In 1991, Florida Governor Lawton Chiles asked Mr. Brochin to serve as his Deputy General Counsel. Governor Chiles subsequently appointed Mr. Brochin Inspector General for the State of Florida; counsel to the State of Florida's Oversight Board, which seized control of the City of Miami due to a financial emergency; and in 1998, Mr. Brochin was also appointed by Governor Chiles to the Constitution Revision Commission, which convenes every 20 years to make proposals to amend Florida's constitution.
Mr. Brochin returned to the firm in 1993 as a litigation partner and resumed his practice as a trial lawyer. He continues to handle complex commercial litigation matters. Examples include representing clients in breach of contract disputes and licensing agreements involving lost profits; violations of Florida’s unfair and deceptive trade practices (brought by Florida’s Attorney General); RICO violations; claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets; tortious interference with contractual and business relationships; and public interest litigation representing municipalities in the state of Florida. He also has represented clients in class action cases.
Mr. Brochin is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
- University of Florida School of Law, 1980, J.D.
- University of Florida, 1977, B.A.