Practice Summary

Mr. Robb's 27 years of trial, appellate and arbitration experience emphasizes marine and landside insurance defense as well as cargo and property subrogation claims. Mr. Robb is frequently called upon to advise insurers on coverage questions and investigation. He has advised marine insurers on issues related to Cargo, Yacht, Hull, P&I, Ship Repairers and Marine General Liabilities, and he has defended coverage and bad faith litigation arising under those coverages. He has advised non-marine insurers on issues related to CGL coverage, including broad form coverage for personal and advertising injury, and has litigated related disputes. He has represented several companies from the Peoples Republic of China regarding commercial disputes in the United States. Mr. Robb has an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell and was named as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers by Super Lawyer Magazine. This honor is awarded to those lawyers who are among the top five percent of Northern California attorneys based on input by their peers and review by a Blue Ribbon Panel.

Publications

Dispute Resolution Developments: Selecting Law, Jurisdiction and Arbitration in Marine Insurance Policies. 15 USF Maritime Law Journal 2, p. 325.

On the Waterfront: Navigating Insurance Issues in Landside and Marine Operations 19 USF Maritime Law Journal 1, p. 53.

Teaching

Mr. Robb has spoken before the AIMU in New York, The Pacific Admiralty Seminar, the San Francisco Board of Marine Underwriters, The San Francisco Marine Claims Association, The Puget Sound Marine Insurance Claims Association, the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle and RIMS (the 38th Annual Rims Conference & Exhibition). He frequently lectures on California insurance regulations on claims handling, and has provided in-house training to insurer clients on those and other topics.

Memberships

California State Bar
Maritime Law Association of the United States
San Francisco Board of Marine Underwriters Seminar Planning Committee
Seminar Planning Committee, 2014

Educational Background

Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D. (1987)
Wesleyan University, B.A., East Asian Studies and History (1982)