Robert Shaffer
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Robert Shaffer 

Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

Rob Shaffer is a partner in Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. He tries cases in a wide spectrum of technologies, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biologics, e-commerce, and mechanical fields. He has served as lead counsel before district courts (judge and jury), arbitrations, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Shaffer regularly leads litigation teams on significant Hatch-Waxman Paragraph IV disputes, representing leading innovative pharmaceutical companies across the country in dozens of major cases.


In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Shaffer advises clients on a variety of patent matters, including licensing, patent procurement, and pre- and post-litigation strategies. He has written opinions of counsel and has successfully navigated clients through settling complex disputes in private mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings without litigation.


Mr. Shaffer was recognized by George Mason University School of Law as a leading adjunct professor for directing the Patent Litigation and Dispute Resolution Seminar since 2006.