Robert Golan-Vilella

Associate, Washington, DC



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.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
The University of Chicago Law School
Yale University



"Did the Creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council Produce a Better ‘Jury'?," Harvard International Law Journal (Online Journal), Fall 2016 (with Adam S. Chilton)

"A Tale of Two AUMFs," The National Interest, September/October 2014