Rob Wilkins, Co-Chair of Jones Foster's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, is double Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the areas of Business Litigation and Civil Trial. Board certification is granted only to lawyers who have been determined by their peers and the judiciary to possess special knowledge, skills and proficiency, and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. The Florida Bar Board Certification process is intended to help clients identify specialists in select areas of law. Out of approximately 93,000 attorneys admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, Rob is one of only 64 attorneys who are double Board Certified in Business Litigation and Civil Trial.
With over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Rob represents clients in complex business litigation matters. Rob has substantial experience in defending and prosecuting all types of business litigation issues, including construction litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment and noncompete matters, civil RICO, securities, intellectual property, and commercial real estate landlord/tenant matters.
Rob also has a deep understanding of technology-related legal issues, including eDiscovery, cybersecurity, and data privacy. He advises businesses and law firms on data breach regulations and reporting requirements, comprehensive incident response plans, HIPAA and HITECH privacy compliance, and other state and federal data privacy rules and regulations, including consumer protection rules such as the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), and represents clients in litigation matters that may result from a data breach or other security incident.
Rob is active within various industry and bar associations and currently serves as co-chair of the E-Discovery Subcommittee and the Data Security Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Commercial and Business Litigation Committee. He is also an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1, Electronic Document Retention and Production, which serves to develop best practices and guidelines for information governance and e-discovery in the context of litigation, dispute resolution, and investigations; and Working Group 11, Data Security and Privacy Liability, which strives to identify trends in data security to help organizations prepare for and respond to data breaches and assist in resolving legal liability issues and damages.
Rob is a frequent author, speaker, and panelist for industry organizations including the ABA, The Florida Bar, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is consistently recognized by peer and industry publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers, and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and legal ability.