Jenner & Block

Cynthia J. Robertson is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Washington DC office.  She advises clients about emerging issues stemming from legislation and regulation affecting government contractors and other industries.  Ms. Robertson researches and analyzes changes to regulations like the FAR and DFARS and, where appropriate, works with industry associations and clients to offer public comment on rulemaking proceedings.  She monitors Department of Defense policies and defense acquisition reform proposals and ensures clients are kept abreast of important changes.  Additionally, she analyzes recent trends in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Robertson draws upon a broad litigation background, with a focus in government contract litigation and white collar defense and investigations.  She has been involved in complex trial preparation and appellate briefing on behalf of General Dynamics Corporation before the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Robertson has prepared other cases for trial before the Court of Federal Claims, including all phases of electronic discovery, and has briefed several bid protests and appeared before the GAO during bid protest hearings.

Ms. Robertson’s white collar defense work has included conducting internal investigations, some involving alleged False Claims Act violations, for some of the nation’s largest corporations.  She has also represented corporate officers and employees in connection with government investigations of potential wrongdoing. She advocated entry for corporations into the Department of Defense’s Voluntary Disclosure Program, prior to now-existing mandatory disclosure rules.