Robert Golan-Vilella is an associate in White & Case's Washington office and a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation section. His practice focuses on the representation of private parties and foreign entities in civil litigation. Rob is also a contributor to the Firm's pro bono efforts, including through work on sentence reduction and death penalty cases.
Before joining White & Case, Rob served as a law clerk to Judge Ronald Lee Gilman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge John J. Tharp, Jr. on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also worked with the North Carolina Democratic Party's Absentee Ballot Chase & Cure Program in the lead-up to the 2020 general election.
Rob is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an Articles Editor on The University of Chicago Law Review and a member of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic. Prior to law school, Rob was Managing Editor of The National Interest and a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Arms Control Association.