Robin M. Wall

Deputy County Counsel

Robin M. Wall joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2020, where he works on the Office’s Civil Rights, Torts, and Employment Litigation Team. Robin represents the County and its employees in civil litigation in state and federal court. Prior to joining the Office, Robin was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, where he represented the federal government and its employees in a variety of civil matters, including high-profile tort and Freedom of Information Act cases. While with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Robin served as Civil Appellate Chief and as Public Information Officer. Prior to his federal public service, Robin represented clients in high-stakes commercial litigation. 

Robin’s professional expertise includes:

  • Appellate litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Corporate governance

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
    • Articles Editor, Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
    • Ames Moot Court Competition, Best Team and Best Brief
  • Stanford University, A.B., with distinction, 1996
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, California (2014-2020)
  • Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco, California (2006-2014)
  • Associate at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, New York, New York (2004-2006)
  • Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York, New York (2002-2004)
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia (2001-2002)

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