Robert R. Stauffer is a Partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office and serves as the firm’s General Counsel.  He is a member of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and Chair of the Health Care Practice.  He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Individuals and corporations seek Mr. Stauffer’s assistance on a wide range of white-collar criminal matters, civil commercial litigation and health care issues. He provides compliance counseling and conducts internal investigations for clients faced with internal or external allegations of wrongdoing in areas as diverse as FCPA violations, health care fraud and abuse, and accounting violations.  Mr. Stauffer has represented individuals and corporations in grand jury and SEC investigations as well as trials and appeals in civil and criminal cases, including whistleblower qui tam actions.

Mr. Stauffer has an active pro bono practice, including securing freedom on four occasions for individuals who were wrongfully convicted and spent time in prison.  In 2014, Mr. Stauffer was the lead attorney on a firm team that won the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Public Service Award for representing Nicole Harris in the successful fight to exonerate her after she was wrongfully convicted of murder in connection with the 2005 death of her 4-year-old son.  In 2005, he was the lead attorney on a team that won Northwestern Children's Law Pro Bono Project Appellate Award for the firm’s work in convincing the Seventh Circuit that Chicago police had violated the constitutional rights of a youth who was coerced into confessing to a murder of an elderly woman when he was 10 years old.

Mr. Stauffer has authored numerous articles and publications relating to topics such as internal investigations, corporate compliance, health care fraud and abuse, and testimonial privileges.  (See the My Library tab above.)