Jenner & Block

LaRue L. Robinson is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, employee benefits (ERISA) litigation and investigations.  As a former US Army prosecutor, Mr. Robinson also has significant trial experience.

Mr. Robinson litigates in federal and state courts across the country.  His work involves all phases of litigation starting with pre-litigation counseling and continuing up to, and including, the trial and post-trial stages.  He also maintains an active pro bono practice in civil and criminal cases.  He has been named as one of Chicago’s “35 under 35” young leaders making an impact on the community.

Mr. Robinson’s successes include:

  • Dismissal of putative class action for Fortune 100 client brought by retirees regarding the calculation of pension benefits
  • Dismissal of IP dispute for foreign energy client over the use of $100M software
  • Dismissal of broker negligence claim for global insurance brokerage client
  • Secured a non-prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice for Fortune 100 client after conducting expansive internal investigation regarding bribery and corruption
  • Secured a Certificate of Innocence for a wrongfully convicted pro bono client

Mr. Robinson currently serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee and Associate Board of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  He also serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Veterans and Military Families Affinity Group.  In the community, he serves on the board of directors of the Grant Park Music Festival and the board of directors of the Columbia Law School Association.  He also serves on the associate board of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and the associate board of Chicago Scholars.


Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Robinson was a captain in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where, in addition to serving as a prosecutor, he helped guide high-profile military investigations and was lead litigator on labor and employment matters. He also served as a military magistrate, which involved making probable cause determinations regarding searches and seizures on a military installation.


Mr. Robinson received a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 2006 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2009.  While at Cornell University, Mr. Robinson was co-captain of the varsity sprint football team and vice president of his class. While at Columbia Law School, Mr. Robinson served on the Student Senate and was a teaching assistant for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.