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Robert K. Scheinbaum

Of Counsel

Overview

Robert Scheinbaum concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, credtiors’ rights/bankruptcy and insurance coverage. With an academic background in econometrics and professional experience in actuarial consulting, Robert has an intense interest and competitive advantage in matters involving financial analyses and valuations.

In addition to more than 20 years in private practice, Robert served as the Vice President and General Counsel of a Washington, D.C.-based business intelligence firm and, in that capacity, provided analysis and advice to a vast array of clients, including venture capital investors, political advocacy groups and private investigation firms.

Robert has co-authored numerous articles in the field of bankruptcy law. He served as an Assistant Editor of the Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice treatise and edited the chapters on Corporate Governance and the duties of directors and officers in the various stages of a corporation’s solvency. He also served as an Associate Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented seller of fiber optic route in bankruptcy litigation against national telecommunications provider, and obtained judgment declaring that $6 million dollar fiber optic route reverted to seller during provider’s Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Represented creditor of cemetery association in bankruptcy litigation involving $1.3 million state court judgment, resulting in Chapter 11 plan providing for 100% payment of creditor’s claim.
  • Co-tried commercial arbitration against global athletic footwear manufacturer for claims of breach of sales representation contract and quota manipulation, resulting in $2 million judgment for client.
  • Represented specialty products manufacturer/distributor and parent company/mezzanine financier in defense of former CEO’s employment contract-related claims; obtained dismissal of all claims against parent company and dismissal of majority of claims against manufacturer/distributor.
  • Represented non-profit religious order in obtaining ruling that bank’s prepayment penalty was ambiguous, leading to favorable settlement.

Activities

Publications

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
Associate Editor, 2009 to 2013

Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Corporate Governance, Editions from January 2002 to 2011

DailyDAC
Bankruptcy Claims Trading — Opportunities and Hazards
July 2011

Western Mountain Bankruptcy Law Conference
Speaker: Recent Developments Concerning Chapter 11
January 2007

Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
“Shades of Gray: Recent Developments That Impact Advising Directors and Officers in the Twilight Zone of Insolvency”
January 2006

St. John’s University School of Law
“Fiduciary Duties in Corporate Crisis Situations”
January 2006

Bankruptcy Strategist
“Security Interests in Credit Card Receivables”
October 1998

California Bankruptcy Court Reporter
“The Tax Act of 1997: Roth IRA’s and Bankruptcy”
April 1998

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Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1994; Associate editor, Comparative Labor Law Journal)

Cornell University (B.A., 1989)

Admissions

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