Robert S. Galbo

Robert S. Galbo

Associate

Robert S. Galbo concentrates his practice on complex commercial, business, class action, and products liability litigation in federal and state courts. Mr. Galbo has experience representing clients in a wide array of disputes involving commercial transactions, breaches of contract, business torts, fraud, and deceptive and unfair trade practices. Mr. Galbo has broad experience in representing clients in putative class action lawsuits. He also has experience conducting internal and regulatory investigations for public and private companies in connection with, among other things, government investigations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, accounting issues, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and allegations of health care fraud.

Robert also provides defense counsel and consulting in claims brought under disability rights laws including Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. He has consulted on a multitude of projects regarding the ADA, FHA, and similar state and local laws, rules and codes. In addition, Robert provides defense counsel and consulting in matters involving auxiliary aids and services such as website accessibility, sign language interpreting and captioning. Robert provides disability rights laws representation to business and property owners in numerous industries surcharge as hospitality, professional sports teams, venues and sanctioning bodies, performing arts venues and theaters, retail (both strictly online and bricks and mortar-based), health care and commercial real estate and development (including multifamily residential).

Concentrations

  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Class action litigation
  • Product liability litigation
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Securities fraud litigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) counsel and defense litigation
    • Architectural Accessibility compliance matters
    • Auxiliary Aids and Services compliance matters including website accessibility, Captioning and sign language interpreting.
  • Fair Housing Act disability rights issues such as accessibility, reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications - counseling and defense litigation
    • Fair Housing Act familial status issues – counseling and defense litigation
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取扱分野

実績紹介

 

  • Defended a financial institution in the Southern District of Florida against a putative nationwide class action alleging RICO and other statutory violations by obtaining dismissal with prejudice after two rounds of motion to dismiss briefing.
  • Representing food manufacturer in a series of putative class actions alleging false labeling. Prevailed on summary judgment in one action and defeated class certification in another.
  • Represented HVAC manufactured in a putative nationwide class action alleging the subject hearing product is unreasonably dangerous, unfit for its intended use, and not compliant with applicable safety standards, Prevailed on Motion to Dismiss.
  • Second chaired Jury Trial in negligence action against hospital. Full defense verdict.
  • Second chaired Bench Trial premised on alleged violations of the ADA.
  • Represented a public company and its private equity investor in a high exposure securities fraud case in Orlando brought by a European investor stemming from a private placement and involving alleged misrepresentations related to restatements of past financial statements.
  • Defeated a motion to certify class in Florida federal court and obtained dismissals in California, Georgia and Arizona on behalf of an HVAC manufacturer in a series of putative class actions alleging product defects and asserting warranty breaches and violation of consumer protection laws including FDUTPA.
  • Conducted various internal investigations for public and private companies in connection with, among other things, government investigations, accounting issues, and alleged health care fraud.
  • Provided defense counsel, litigation support, expert witness and other related consulting services to clients in more than 500 Title II and III of the ADA lawsuits including hospitals, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, shopping centers, office buildings, pari-mutuels and municipalities.
  • Consulted on ADA, FHA and other accessibility code related matters in more than 500 facilities and businesses.
  • Consulted on multiple multi-family residential projects, time shares and condo-hotels on Fair Housing Act Accessibility.
  • Defended arenas and stadiums, theaters, amphitheaters and other performing arts venues from claims they violate Title III of the ADA and similar state and local laws in judicial and administrative forums.
  • Attained a “Letter of Understanding” finding no violation of the ADA for a Broadway theater in U.S. Attorney investigation.
  • Defended clients from ADA compliance reviews and investigations brought by the Department of Justice (D.C.) and by US Attorney’s Offices in S.D.FL., S.D.NY., E.D.LA., N.D.GA., E.D.VA.
  • Defended multifamily housing developers and owners from numerous administrative complaints before HUD (in several regions)
  • Defended large investment banks, major department stores and numerous other retailers, health care providers, fashion designers, watch manufactures, multifamily housing providers, real estate developers and sellers, and others against claims brought against them alleging violations of Title III of the ADA for the alleged inaccessibility of their websites and mobile apps.

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals
  • Board Member, Multiple Sclerosis Society Young Professionals
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, University of Chicago Law School, 2013
    • Member, Hinton Moot Court, 2011-2012
    • Recipient, Clinton Family and Douglas G. Baird Scholarship
  • 学士号, cum laude, University of Florida, 2010
    • Full Academic Scholarship
弁護士資格
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
言語