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Robert W. Tarun
Robert W. Tarun
Baker & McKenzie LLP
San Francisco




Partner
+ 1 415 591 3220

Robert Tarun has tried over 50 federal criminal and civil jury trials across the United States. Mr. Tarun is a fellow and former Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a designation reserved for the most outstanding lawyers in the United States. He has been cited by leading legal directories at home and around the world, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense, The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers.

Practice Focus

Mr. Tarun has more than 20 years of experience representing individuals, corporations, partnerships and pension funds across the United States in grand jury investigations and trials involving antitrust, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), mail and wire fraud, embezzlement and environmental crimes. He also represents clients in export and import violations, government procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, labor violations, public corruption and smuggling. Mr. Tarun also represents clients facing securities fraud — insider trading, options backdating and revenue recognition — and tax fraud, including file and tax evasion.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented Willbros Group Inc. in FCPA resolution with U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented executives under antitrust grand jury investigation in the LCD Display, marine hose and construction industries.
  • Represented Silicon Valley audit committees and companies in internal investigations involving the FCPA, revenue recognition and cartel issues.
  • Represented companies and professionals in SEC investigations, particularly in revenue recognition and options backdating.

Admission

U.S. Supreme Court~United States (1978)
California~United States (1975)
Illinois~United States (1974)

Education

University of Chicago  (M.B.A. Finance)
DePaul University College of Law  (J.D.)
Stanford University  (B.A. Distinction)

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership organized under the laws of the State of Illinois (USA) and is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Verein organized under the laws of Switzerland.
Author, "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook: A Practical Guide for Multinational General Counsel Transactional Lawyers and White Collar Criminal Practitioners," ABA, 2012

Co-author, “Corporate Internal Investigations,” Law Journal Press, 1993-2009

"United States v. Reyes: Review of the Securities Fraud Trial of Brocade's Chief Executive Officer," A.B.A. Sec. Litig. J. (A.B.A. Sec. Litig. Comm.), Summer 2009, at 10-13

Member, Board of Editors of The Business Crimes Bulletin (Law Journal Newsletters) for ten years and has annually published articles for the ABA White Collar Crime Institute

Preparing Watching and Listening in “Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers,” Law Bulletin Publishing, 2008

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