Robert Cummings has extensive experience representing clients in both federal and state courts, along with government and internal investigations. Robert’s securities practice has involved defending securities fraud and related claims under the federal ’33 and ’34 acts along with state blue skies laws in both federal and state court. He has also represented clients in defending against criminal securities fraud claims, including defending a client to verdict. Robert’s practice also includes defending directors and officers of companies against claims including breach of fiduciary duty claims. Aside from litigation, Robert has also advised companies with matters related to formation, governing documents, and proper governance. Overall, he has advised clients at all stages of litigation in various matters, from pre-filing investigations, through trial, and up to and including appeals.
While in law school, Robert externed for the Honorable Johnny B. Robinson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Following graduation, he began his career at the internationally preeminent law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where he represented Fortune 500 companies, investment banks, accounting firms, and other clients in defending and prosecuting a wide variety of claims. He returned to Utah with his wife and family in 2013 and opened a law firm, prior to joining Snow Christensen & Martineau in 2019.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
- M.S., University of Utah, 2006
- B.A., Westminster College, 2004
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- California State Bar
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals