A.B., Harvard; J.D., Harvard
Robert Luskin is one of the best-known and most highly regarded litigators in Washington, specializing in complex criminal litigation at the trial and appellate level. As a lawyer, first in government service and later in private practice, Professor Luskin has represented clients in virtually every high-profile matter in Washington over the last three decades.
Professor Luskin has special experience in cases involving allegations of official corruption. While at the U.S. Department of Justice, he helped supervise the ABSCAM investigation, which resulted in the conviction of several Members of Congress, and thereafter represented the DOJ and the former Assistant Attorney General in hearings before Congress. Since entering private practice, he has represented a Cabinet officer, senior DOJ officials, and senior White House officials of both parties in criminal investigations by Independent Counsels and the DOJ; members of Congress in criminal and Congressional ethics investigations; and three sitting federal judges. In 1995, Professor Luskin secured the reversal of the conviction of a sitting federal judge before the en banc Ninth Circuit and, thereafter, won a key ruling on the scope of the obstruction of justice statute before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Luskin also has extensive experience in developing corporate compliance programs and representing individuals and corporations in matters arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He represented foreign corporations in resolving THREE of the SIX largest FCPA matters ever and currently represents individuals and corporations in some of the most significant FCPA matters currently before the DOJ and SEC.
Professor Luskin is a past Chairman of the Committee on RICO, Forfeitures and Alternative Remedies of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and former President of the Harvard Law School Association of the District of Columbia. For nearly two decades, Professor Luskin served as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Virginia, where he taught courses in Advanced Criminal Law and Labor Racketeering. Professor Luskin received his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1979, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review, Vol. 90, and Supreme Court Note Editor, Vol. 91. Prior to attending law school, Professor Luskin was a D.Phil. candidate at Oxford University, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship, and taught American Literature at Boston College.