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DLA Piper LLP (US)

401 B STREET, SUITE 1700, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4297, USA
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Work +1 619 699 2700
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Robert Brownlie

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Work +1 619 699 3665
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations

Position

Partner and Managing Partner of DLA Piper's San Diego office

Career

Robert Brownlie concentrates in the representation of corporations and their officers and directors in complex business, securities and corporate litigation, particularly class action and derivative litigation, and related Securities and Exchange Commission and criminal investigations and enforcement actions.

Education

JD, University of California at Davis; BA, University of California at San Diego


United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

John Clarke in New York and James Mathias in Baltimore are chairs of DLA Piper LLP (US)’s corporate and securities litigation practice, which continued to expand its roster of talent in 2017. Recent hires include Jessica Masella in New York, who was a member of the securities and commodities fraud task force in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and experienced trial lawyer Amy Rudd in Austin, who joined from Dechert LLP. They complement the firm’s already strong bench, which includes San Diego-based Shirli Weiss, who won a motion to dismiss for Super Micro Computer in a class action regarding errors in reported revenues, and Robert Brownlie; and Andrew Escobar in Seattle, who with Clarke defended Morgan Stanley against allegations of misstatements and omissions in registration statements for IPOs of SandRidge Mississippian Trusts. Ryan O’Quinn in Miami has in-house experience at the SEC and advises clients in the financial services, healthcare and transportation sectors.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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