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Robert Dunlap’s practice focuses on complex business litigation. Involved in all aspects of civil litigation from beginning to end, Robert’s experience ranges from drafting pleadings and preparing depositions to arguing in court and supporting the litigation team at trial and on appeal. Robert is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his absolute dedication to remaining focused on the solutions clients need to succeed rather than getting mired down in the problem.

Notably, Robert is particularly skilled in cross-border matters such as international dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. He has served companies from across the U.S., Asia and Africa, attended depositions in London, and worked on international teams of lawyers with co-counsel located in multiple locations and times zones around the world.

Robert offers proven abilities in case analysis and management. He is able to quickly hone in on the optimal path to resolution by finding creative arguments, often under pressure, that offer the strongest potential to win or further the client’s objectives. In everything he does, Robert strives to remain multiple steps ahead of his adversary.

A resolute problem solver who is responsive, friendly and thoughtful to clients and colleagues alike, Robert is able to answer complex questions in real time and in a manner in which clients can understand. Robert is also appreciated for being aggressive when it is needed, and tempered when achieving the right result requires a careful or diplomatic approach to reconciliation. Regardless of the challenge at hand, Robert’s communication style is direct, clear and always supports the bigger picture strategy.

BSKS Experience

Robert worked for the firm as a paralegal (prior to law school) on the case of a Spanish client charged with money laundering and currency transaction reporting violations arising out of one of the largest seizures of cocaine in Spanish history. He was responsible for reviewing tens of thousands of pages of documents, including Spanish language documents, provided by the Spanish National Police. 

Prior Experience

Robert previously worked at a prominent Boston law firm where he represented clients in a variety of cases. Of particular note, he represented a South African technology services company in an international arbitration under ICDR Rules arising out of the purchase of defective products and fraudulent representations, and resulting in an award of $6.2 million. In addition, Robert represented an inventor in a trade secrets misappropriation case.

From 2015 to 2016, Robert served as a federal law clerk to U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King of the Southern District of Florida. While in law school, Robert worked as a law clerk for a firm involved in international arbitration and complex commercial litigation and for the Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Mission to the European Union in the U.S. Department of State in Brussels. Prior to that, Robert held a research assistant position with a professor at the Boston College of Law, as well as served as a judicial intern to a Massachusetts Superior Court judge.

Awards and Recognition

  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • "Up and Comers," Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2020
  • Clough Center Public Interest Law Scholar, Boston College of Law, 2014

Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2015
  • Massachusetts, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2018