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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 US-based technology company in connection with an insider threat data incident, involving responding to regulatory inquiries in the Netherlands, by various US State Attorneys General, and defending related US civil class action lawsuits.
  • Trade associations representing the interests of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to file an amicus brief in support of a motion to dismiss in SEC v. SolarWinds Corp. & Timothy Brown, related to alleged inadequate disclosures following a cyber breach.
  • 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, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado


  • French
  • Italian
  • German (reading knowledge)