Robert B. Hubbell

Robert B. Hubbell

Education

Loyola Marymount University (B.A., 1978)
Loyola Law School (J.D., 1981)

Bar Admissions

California

Clerkships

Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Robert B. Hubbell is a member of the Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Criminal Defense Group. He has more than 20 years of securities litigation and accountants' liability experience - experience that includes defense verdicts before juries and defense awards by arbitration panels.

In addition, Mr. Hubbell has served as lead counsel on a number of complex, multi-jurisdictional matters, including securities class actions, multi-district litigation, consumer class actions and unfair business practice cases. He has represented individuals and companies in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations. He has a broad background in all phases of civil trial practice, including trials, arbitrations and appeals.

Mr. Hubbell received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, in 1981 from Loyola Law School, where he graduated first in his class and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Hubbell is admitted to practice law in the State of California and before the United States District Courts (Central and Northern Districts of California) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of Asia Practice Leader for Indonesian accounting firm in investigation arising out of classification of cell tower leases under IAS 17.
  • Representation of Japanese accounting firm in investigation arising out of alleged anticompetitive acts by subsidiary of global technology manufacturer.
  • Representation of accounting firm engagement team in investigation arising out of cross-border accounting and auditing for loans under IAS and IFRS.
  • Representation of tax partner in investigation of global energy producer accounting for deferred tax assets.
  • Representation of audit partner in investigation domestic oil producer arising out of accounting for leasehold interests in oil production fields.
  • Defense jury verdict in case against Big Four accounting firm arising out of alleged negligence in connection with due diligence services provided in connection with acquisition by Fortune 500 Company.
  • Defense jury verdict in case against Big Four accounting firm arising out of alleged negligence in connection with annual audit of financial statements.
  • Defense award before arbitration panel in case against Big Four accounting firm for allegedly causing private company to miss “IPO window” for high-profile Tech Company.
  • Dismissal after hearing by state accounting board into allegations that major accounting firm violated professional standards in connection with pharmaceutical company restatement.
  • Successful resolution of SEC investigation (“no action”) involving partner of a major accounting firm.
  • Multiple representations of individual partners and major accounting firm in PCAOB investigations and proceedings.
  • Representation of auditors in connection with grand jury investigations of fraud in connection with public pension funds.
  • Dismissal and successful defense on appeal of False Claims Act case against major accounting firm arising out of failure of one of nation’s largest for-profit educational institutions.
  • Defense of major accounting firm at trial in a “Madoff-feeder fund” case in Washington state court.
  • Multiple representations of individuals and firms before state accountancy boards.
  • Multiple dismissals of state-law actions against auditors and firms alleging professional malpractice.
  • Representation of controller of manufacturing company in SEC investigation alleging manipulation of reported profit in annual financial statements.

Memberships

President, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 2000-2001; Courthouse Volunteer, LACBA Domestic Violence Clinic, 1995-1996; Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Federal Courts Committee; Member, Board of Directors of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Los Angeles Chapter, Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association; State Bar of California; Los Angeles County Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section, Legislative Review Committee, 1986 88); Los Angeles County Bar Ethics Committee (1982 83); State Bar Committee on Professional Competence (1983-84).

Mr. Hubbell is recommended by Legal 500 US 2012 for Securities: Shareholder Litigation, and Best Lawyers in America for Securities Litigation for 2012-2016.

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