Darwin P. Roberts
Darwin P. Roberts is an experienced litigator and former federal prosecutor. He represents clients in complex commercial cases, consumer protection matters, and white collar and internal investigations. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts at trial and on appeal.
Before joining Goldfarb & Huck Roth Riojas, Darwin was Deputy Attorney General for the State of Washington, part of the office’s Core Leadership Team. He supervised the AG’s Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Campaign Finance, and Public Counsel divisions and units. He helped lead the office’s implementation of Washington’s recreational cannabis law and its efforts against human trafficking. He represented the Attorney General’s Office before the U.S. Departments of Justice, Treasury, and Homeland Security, the National Association of Attorneys General, the United States Senate, and the Washington Legislature.
Darwin also served for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington. As a federal prosecutor, he led the Western District’s Financial Intelligence Review Team, focusing on the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and fraud prosecutions, and working with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Darwin also litigated affirmative and defensive civil cases for the United States.
Prior to public service, Darwin was a litigation associate at Heller Ehrman LLP, with experience in class action, securities, and financial institution litigation, and the federal False Claims Act. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Robert H. Henry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.
Darwin’s experience also includes Freedom of Information Act and Washington Public Records Act litigation, federal preemption, tort and medical malpractice matters, and railroad, environmental and utility law.
Darwin is admitted to practice in Washington state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
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