Robert D. Estrin

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Robert D. Estrin

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Class Action & Complex Litigation
Commercial & Business Litigation

Los Angeles

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association, Membership Chair, 2016 Orange County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • The Alliance for Children’s Rights
  • Public Counsel
  • Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Robert Estrin is counsel in M&R’s Los Angeles office, where he specializes in high stakes commercial litigation. With over ten years of experience successfully representing some of the largest companies in the country, Robert has honed his litigation skills both inside and outside the courtroom. During his career first at Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and now M&R, he has litigated complex cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Google and ExxonMobil), financial institutions, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and famous singers.

An effective and efficient advocate, Robert focuses on obtaining great results while minimizing costs and inconvenience to his clients. His comprehensive knowledge of business issues (the same ones that puzzle many other lawyers) has contributed to an unblemished record—Robert is unbeaten at trial. And his background as an honors economics student at the University of Pennsylvania has furthered his ability to understand and serve clients’ business needs.

Outside the office, Robert is committed to serving Southern California’s impoverished communities. At his former firm, he won the prestigious Kaye Scholer Pro Bono Award multiple times. Currently, Robert is one of the leaders of M&R’s pro bono program.

Business Litigation: Obtained an eight-figure verdict after a seven-day federal court trial on behalf of a full-service global private aviation company that sued its former Assistant Director of Operations for breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual relations due to the former employee’s theft of customers.
Class Action Defense: Obtained denial of class certification in defense of Avon Products against plaintiffs’ alleged claims of false advertising concerning Avon’s anti-aging products.
Defamation: Secured summary judgment on behalf of a client accused of defamation.
Disability Discrimination: Prevailed on summary judgment resulting in the dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act against The Walt Disney Company
Employment Litigation: Prevailed at trial on behalf of ExxonMobil Corporation in whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former employee. The district court directed verdict in favor of the defense and the appellate court upheld the judgment.
Entertainment Litigation: Successfully represented Grammy winning singer and actress Jill Scott by obtaining a favorable settlement allowing her to proceed with her singing career under a new and more favorable recording contract.
Entertainment Litigation: Successfully defended multi-platinum selling singer and television star Brandy Norwood against breach of contract claims.
Environmental Litigation: Obtained a dismissal for ExxonMobil Corporation who faced mass tort claims relating to the Ujima Village apartment complex in Los Angeles.
False Advertising: Obtained a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of a client facing breach of contract and false advertising claims. This defense verdict led to an award of $520,000 in attorneys’ fees for the client.
Partnership Dispute: Obtained eight-figure settlement for plaintiffs after defeating defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract and fraud case.
Patent Litigation: Successfully represented Sequenom, Inc., an exclusive licensee of pioneering patents relating to noninvasive prenatal diagnostics. Representation included winning an appeal to the federal circuit vacating the trial court’s denial of Sequenom’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
Patent Litigation: Secured a defense verdict of non-infringement on behalf of Google, Inc. after a two-week trial in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to digital rights management technology.
Patent Litigation: Cleared Motorola Mobility LLC of allegations of patent infringement on all five asserted patents.
Real Estate: Represented City National Bank and KeyBank in lawsuits against debtors and guarantors.
Real Estate: Successfully represented clients in cases involving easements, encroachments, liens, lis pendens, and other real estate disputes.
Shareholder Dispute: Obtained dismissal with prejudice for defendant CEO after prevailing on summary judgment.
Trademark Infringement: Obtained seven-figure jury verdict on behalf of Experian’s subsidiary after a five-week trial in a cybersquatting and trademark infringement case.
Trademark Infringement: Obtained $250,000 in sanctions against defendant and its attorney due to defendant’s discovery abuses.
  • Kaye Scholer Pro Bono Award