Robert B. Tannenbaum
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, 2013-Present, Partner (since 2016)
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, 2010-2013, Associate
Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment
Las Vegas Hepatitis C Litigation (District Court, Clark County, Nevada)
Lead counsel and trial counsel for Defendants. Provided strategic direction, and coordinated trial teams, in litigation encompassing over 40 individual cases, pending before 20 different judges in state court in Las Vegas. Plaintiffs were individuals who claimed to have contracted Hepatitis C during endoscopy procedures performed at clinics that were on Defendants' networks of approved healthcare providers. Defendants were health plans and other entities affiliated with United Healthcare. Bartlit Beck tried one case (Martin v. PacifiCare of Nevada, et al.), resulting in a favorable jury verdict and subsequent settlement of half of the pending cases. Bartlit Beck began trying a second case (Paul v. Health Plan of Nevada, et al.), which settled during trial.
Other representative cases
United States v. Microsoft Corp. (W.D. Wash.)
Trial counsel for Microsoft in summons-enforcement actions that the United States initiated in connection with the IRS’s audit of Microsoft.