Leveraging 30 years of trial experience and a decade of high-level public service in state government, Robert M. Brochin represents corporate clients facing complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters in a wide range of areas, from real estate to financial services. Bobby brings a passion for public law and human rights issues, combined with insights into the business regulatory process, to his practice. He is managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s Miami office.
A co-author of the Florida False Claims Act of 1991, Bobby also defends corporations against actions brought under federal and state false claims acts.
Named a “Most Effective Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and praised for his courtroom performance by Chambers USA, Bobby frequently leads multijurisdictional and multiparty litigation teams. He has acted as national defense counsel for financial services clients targeted in a series of complex, multidistrict putative class actions in US federal and state courts, coupled with investigations and lawsuits brought by attorneys general in several states.
Bobby’s service to Florida’s executive branch includes serving as deputy general counsel to the Florida governor, and then as Florida’s Inspector General, the executive branch’s watchdog over a dozen state agencies. He was appointed a member of the 1998 Florida Constitution Revision Commission and served as counsel to the State of Florida’s Emergency Financial Oversight Board, charged with helping the City of Miami recover from a declaration of financial emergency.
At the governor’s request, Bobby helped frame proposals to reform Florida’s capital punishment procedures, as well as a successful Constitutional amendment prioritizing quality public education. In addition to the state False Claims Act, he co-authored the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 and Section 702.10 of the Florida Statutes, which provides for alternative foreclosure procedures. He also served as an ad hoc member of the Committee on Rules and Procedures for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
University of Florida College of Law, 1980, J.D.
University of Florida, 1977, B.A.
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Dispute resolution: Financial services litigation, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial, Florida, Chambers USA (2012–2019)
Recognized, Commercial Litigation, Miami; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Miami, The Best Lawyers in America (2016–2019)
Recognized, Florida Super Lawyers (2006–2019)
Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide (2004–2012, 2018)
Most Effective Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation, Daily Business Review (2018)
Recognized, Leaders in Law, Daily Business Review (2017)
Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2004–2015)
Recognized, Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers (2006–2012)
AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Member, American Bar Association
Member, The Florida Bar
Member, Dade County Bar Association
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
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 US District Court for the Southern District of Florida