Robert Dombroff represents private and public sector clients in complex business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on financial institutions in lender liability defense, insurance and reinsurance matters, contract disputes, real estate disputes, creditors’ rights and insolvency. With more than 40 years of experience in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations, Robert has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Robert was a partner in another international law firm, where he served as former co-chair of the firm’s litigation area, former co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Institutions Litigation Group, and former Managing Partner of the New York office.
Negotiation of $650 million of secured indebtedness held by agent bank and defense of related claims by syndicate members against agent for alleged breaches of duties owed to bank group
Defense of $20 million lender liability claim against lender for failing to fund loan commitment
Defense of $40 million claim for violation of federal civil rights against public sector entity in connection with bidding and financing public waste water treatment plant
Prosecution of claims to enforce recovery of $140 million secured loan facility and defense of subsequent bankruptcy claims of fraud and misrepresentation against lender
Prosecution of third party claims against company accountants to recover $45 million loss to lender group occasioned by borrower fraud
Negotiation for restructuring of $104 million secured facility to franchisee of 200 fast food restaurants and defense of potential attack against collateral
Prosecution in support of contested plan of reorganization by brand name television manufacturer on behalf of holders of $100 million of unsecured debt
Prosecution of an action to foreclose a $105 million mortgage and defense of related lender liability claims
Representative clients include UBS AG, Deutsche Bank, Fleet, GECC, Travelers, Hartford Insurance Group, Alliance Capital, The Taubman Companies, and General Motors.
New York University School of Law, 1972, Master of Laws
University of Connecticut, 1968, Bachelor of Arts
University of Connecticut School of Law, 1971, Juris Doctor