Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2008
- United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2008
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 2012
Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association, Membership Chair, 2016
Orange County Bar Association
The Alliance for Children's Rights
Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County
UCLA School of Law, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Robert D. Estrin
Robert Estrin litigates complex commercial disputes in M&R’s Los Angeles office. Robert specializes in high stakes commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes. As an effective and efficient advocate, he focuses on obtaining great results while minimizing costs and inconvenience to his clients. He has handled a variety of cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Google and ExxonMobil), financial institutions, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and famous singers.
Having honed his courtroom skills working eight years at Kaye Scholer, Robert is unbeaten at trial. His comprehensive knowledge of business issues – the same ones that puzzle many other lawyers – has contributed to his unblemished record.
Robert has committed himself to serving Southern California’s impoverished communities, winning Kaye Scholer’s Pro Bono Award in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015. His many pro bono accomplishments include successfully returning full ownership for several homeowners who were induced by fraud to sign quitclaim deeds.
Robert graduated from the UCLA School of Law in the top 15% of his class. While earning his J.D., Robert worked on the Entertainment Law Journal and volunteered for the El Centro Pro Bono Clinic. Prior to law school, Robert majored in economics and history at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude.
Complex Commercial Litigation: After prevailing at trial on behalf of a client facing breach of contract and false advertising counterclaims, obtained an award of $520,000 in attorneys’ fees against the counterclaimant.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Successfully represented Sequenom, Inc., and exclusive licensee of pioneering patents relating to noninvasive prenatal diagnostics. Representation included winning a key reversal of the trial court’s claim construction and convincing the Federal Circuit to vacate the trial court’s denial of Sequenom’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Obtained seven-figure jury verdict on behalf of Experian’s subsidiary after a five week trial in a cybersquatting and trademark infringement case.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Secured a jury 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.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Cleared Motorola Mobility LLC of infringement allegations on all five asserted patents.
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.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Successfully defended The Walt Disney Company against plaintiffs’ claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Obtained a complete defense judgment on behalf of ExxonMobil Corporation in regards to plaintiffs’ mass tort claims relating to the Ujima Village apartment complex in Los Angeles.
Commercial Litigation: Obtained dismissal with prejudice for defendant Allan Brown after successful summary judgment briefing.
Commercial Litigation: Obtained 10 figure settlement for plaintiffs after defeating defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract and fraud case.
Employment Litigation: Secured judgment as a matter of law in favor of ExxonMobil Corporation after three days of trial dismissing claims of retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination by a former ExxonMobil employee.
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.
Trademark Infringement/Sanctions Award: Obtained a massive $250,000 sanctions order for the failure of a defendant and its attorney in a trademark infringement case to participate in discovery. A Judge in the United States District Court issued his staggering ruling after the defendant neglected to respond to our client’s discovery requests and then refused to abide by the Court’s order to provide responses to interrogatories and produce documents, which was requested by way of our comprehensive motion to compel.
- Internet Retailer, April 24, 2018
- ABTL Report, Spring 2017