Robert A. Weber
Robert Weber focuses primarily on complex restructuring and commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including motions practice, discovery, trials and appeals.

Bio

Mr. Weber has substantial experience representing debtors, creditors, trustees, directors, and other parties both in and out of Chapter 11, including private and public companies.

In 2013, Mr. Weber served as the chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section, a 1,000-member national organization of bankruptcy judges and lawyers. He received the 2013 Section Chair Award for his “outstanding leadership, initiative and effective contributions” to the Bankruptcy Section.

Notable representations include a Fortune 100 company in the insolvency of a former subsidiary, including investigation and defense of potential litigation claims; minority investors in corporate control, contempt and spoliation litigation in Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court; a privately held company in the defense and settlement of a substantial infringement action filed by the debtors in Nortel Networks; an investor in a bankrupt drug manufacturer in the subsequent sales of development-stage drugs and related intellectual property; the defense and settlement of multiple credit default swap-related claims in Lehman Brothers; contested confirmation orders and disputed assignments of contracts in federal circuit court appeals; secured lenders in Source Interlink Companies and Tropicana Entertainment; minority investors in a corporate control dispute in Delaware Court of Chancery, which uncovered a massive Ponzi scheme, resulting in subsequent bankruptcy proceedings (In re Le-Natures, Inc.) and criminal prosecutions of majority shareholder and corporate insiders; a national retailer in General Growth Properties; and successful litigation of the first “stay waiver” case in the District of Maryland, Merridale Gardens. Debtor engagements include Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (tax services); Refco, Inc. (commodities); Aurora Foods Inc. (manufacturer of Duncan Hines and Aunt Jemima products); SLI, Inc. (Sylvania lighting products); Interstate Bakeries (Hostess products); and Vlasic Foods International (Vlasic and Swanson products).

He is active in pro bono matters, including serving as a guardian ad litem for foster children in Delaware and participating in a Fifth Circuit death penalty appeal. Mr. Weber is a master with the Delaware Bankruptcy Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a member of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and Federal Bar Association.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., West Virginia University, 1988

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Delaware, Maryland and the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits

Robert A. Weber

Counsel, Corporate Restructuring
robert.weber@skadden.com