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About Robert Barton

Robert is an associate based in New York.

Robert is experienced advising companies in civil litigation, data privacy and security, commercial arbitration, and investigations. Robert is also an active member of our pro bono team.

Recent work

  • A global technology company on use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in relation to emerging global regulation.
  • A global clean energy company in its response to a data security event and as a defendant in multijurisdictional putative class action lawsuits following the event.
  • Aristocrat Leisure on its acquisition of Neogames.
  • A global manufacturing company in its response to a ransomware attack, including a US Department of Homeland Security investigation.
  • A biotechnology company in a JAMS arbitration arising from a contract dispute.
  • ServiceNow on its acquisition of Era Software, Inc.
  • A global hospitality group in its multijurisdictional response to several cybersecurity incidents.
  • A leading US technology company in transatlantic litigation arising from intellectual property disputes.
  • A global energy company on multijurisdictional compliance aspects of its communications monitoring practices.
  • Beiersdorf on its acquisition of premier beauty and skin care brand, Chantecaille.



  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • PhD, Princeton University
  • MA, Princeton University
  • BA, cum laude, Yale University

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado


  • French
  • Italian
  • German (reading knowledge)