Robert A. Weiner

Lecturer in Law

Robert A. Weiner

Lecturer in Law

Robert A. Weiner is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery in its New York office. As a member of the trial department he focuses on complex commercial law disputes. Weiner’s trial and appellate practice includes experience before state and federal courts located throughout the country. He has argued appeals in New York appellate courts, as well as in four different United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

Weiner has litigated on cases under New York, Delaware, and California law regarding the scope of representations and warranties given in connection with mergers or acquisitions. He has developed a subspecialty with respect to use of and challenge of expert witnesses in connection with liability and damage issues based upon the Supreme Court decisions commonly referred to as the Daubert and Kumho decisions.

Weiner has represented the interests of Asian, European, and American companies, and has participated in arbitrations governed by UNCITRAL rules, ICC rules, U.S. and international AAA rules, as well as ad hoc rules agreed to by the parties. He authored a paper titled “International Arbitration in The United States: More Discovery Than You Think,” and was subsequently asked to speak on the topic at a legal conference sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies. Weiner co-authored “Arbitration Discovery: When Should Discovery Provisions Be Included in an Arbitration Agreement?” in Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2009, and “Owning Daubert: Challenging Expert Testimony as a Defense Strategy,” in For The Defense, November 2000.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Associations, as well as the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York; the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the District of Columbia; the U.S. Tax Court; and the Supreme Court.

Weiner graduated earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1972 and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969.


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