Darwin P. Roberts
Darwin P. Roberts is an experienced litigator and former federal prosecutor. He represents clients in complex commercial cases, consumer protection litigation, regulatory investigations and proceedings, white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, and public disclosure and FOIA litigation. He has extensive experience working with government agencies and regulators. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts, and has conducted multiple federal jury trials and appellate arguments.
Darwin’s notable recent engagements include: successfully defending an international business in state attorney general consumer protection litigation; obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of a national business in a significant commercial dispute; defending a senior government official in alleged “whistleblower” and ethics investigations; successfully representing corporations as plaintiffs and defendants in employment, non-competition, and intellectual property disputes; advising a Fortune 100 company on criminal law issues; and litigation relating to disclosures under Washington’s Public Records Act. Darwin is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act attorney panel for the United States District Court, Western District of Washington.
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 Attorney General’s Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Campaign Finance, and Public Counsel divisions. He also represented the 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 previously served for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington. He led the Western District’s Financial Intelligence Review Team, focusing on the Bank Secrecy Act and working with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). He prosecuted cases ranging from fraud and money laundering to drug trafficking and official corruption. He also litigated civil cases on behalf of the United States, including medical malpractice, constitutional torts, real property, and employment matters.
Prior to public service, Darwin was an 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 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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