Robert helps small and medium sized businesses with issues related to cyber/internet law, privacy, cybersecurity, business litigation, and professional liability defense. He assists companies who engage in e-commerce, collect data, use mobile apps, or simply use the internet to perform services. He has litigated contract disputes, products liability claims, legal malpractice lawsuits, unfair trade practices, employment agreements, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, healthcare matters, insurance professional malpractice, and business torts. He handles matters that affect companies and consumers interacting through the Internet, such as online contracts, service and user agreements, social media, cyber-insurance products and e-discovery. His clients cover a broad scope of industries, including retail, banking, entertainment, healthcare, insurance and technology.
Robert is an IAPP US-law certified privacy professional and advises businesses on cyber security and data privacy issues.
In addition to speaking engagements, Robert has written articles analyzing the evolution of cyber law, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. He also hosts a cyber law blog at www.techlawX.com.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||04/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2018|
|Top Lawyers - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants||Tampa Magazine||2018|
|Up & Comers||Tampa Bay Business Journal||2014|
|Partner||Freeborn & Peters, LLP||2017 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Mary S. Scriven||U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida||2010 - 2010|
|Attorney||Phelps Dunbar||2010 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Vice Chair||2018 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Daily Business Review||Fla. Lawmakers Propose New Law to Address Companies’ Increasing Use of Biometrics||2019|
|Tort Source (ABA)||Blockchain 101: A Lawyer’s (Brief) Guide||2019|
|Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage||Cyberclaims and litigation against insurance professionals||2018|
|Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet||Computer fraud insurance in the cyberage||2018|
|techlawX||Cyber Law Blog||2018|
|Corporate Compliance Insights||What Makes a Data Breach So Expensive||2018|
|Communications of the ACM||Virtual Reality Goes on Trial||2018|
|Corporate Compliance Insights||'Privacy’ Doesn’t Equal ‘Security’: The Importance of Knowing the Difference||2018|
|IT Business Net||Professional Liability in Information Technology||2018|
|Stetson University College of Law||Doctor of Law (J.D.)||2009|
|New York University||Bachelor's of Fine Arts||2001|
|Basic Business Law Seminar||Cybersecurity, Data Breach,and Privacy||2019|
|American Bar Association, TIPS Section Conference||Issues in Cyber Coverages for Law Firms and Their Clients Alike||2019|
|Florida Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting||Living in the Cyber-Age: Hackers, Computer Fraud Insurance, and Litigation||2018|
|Association for Corporate Growth Tampa||The Changing Landscape of Professional Liability||2018|
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