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  • Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
    325 N. LaSalle St. Suite 350
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • (312) 751-1170

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (1988) – Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Stanford University, B.A. (1985) – Honors: With Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa

Robert Libman is an experienced civil litigator who joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland in 2004 after more than a dozen years in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and a two year federal judicial clerkship. He is a partner specializing in complex civil litigation in both state and federal court, primarily representing plaintiffs.

Bob’s practice consists of representing clients in a variety of litigation matters, including cases brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal and state false claims statutes, consumer protection statutes, and federal and state wage and hour laws.

Bob is client-oriented, working closely and collaboratively with each of his clients to determine her or his goals and developing strategies to achieve them. More than anything, Bob views his role as a problem-solver, presenting options to each of his clients that identify risks and benefits based on his experience so that each client may make an informed judgment about how best to achieve her or his goals.

  • Civil Rights and Employment Law

    From 1991 until 2004, Bob held several positions in the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated, litigated and tried a wide variety of cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including claims of employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin and religion under both disparate treatment and disparate impact theories, as well as retaliation. Bob also served as one of several managers of the office, supervising more than two dozen attorneys.

    Bob continues to represent clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and in court in employment discrimination cases.

    Mr. Libman has also represented individuals in claims alleging violation of their constitutional rights, including the First Amendment. Mr. Libman also represents and counsels individuals in contract negotiations in various sectors of the work force, including a specialty in representing rabbis and cantors in Jewish reform and reconstructionist synagogues.

  • Government Representation

    Together with Charles Barnhill, Bob has led MBG’s representation of the Attorneys General of eight states in their Average Wholesale Price litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers and other entities in the prescription drug market under various state false claim, Medicaid fraud and consumer protection statutes. He has been responsible for overseeing and handling all aspects of the litigation, including factual investigation, discovery, experts, motion practice, trial, appeal and settlement negotiations. Bob has served as lead trial counsel in taking jury cases to verdict and has successfully negotiated settlements that have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the firm’s clients.

    Bob also has experience in handling cases involving illegal “off-label marketing” by pharmaceutical manufacturers.


Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court (2004)

District of Columbia (1991)

California (1988)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar (2004)

U.S. Supreme Court (1994)


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