Robert Lawrence Rouder


Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Robert Lawrence Rouder

San Antonio

T:+1 512 536 2491

F:+1 210 270 7205

As counsel, Bob Rouder represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of commercial disputes across the United States. Bob has a strong background in health care litigation and the pharmaceutical industry and his litigation practice focuses on unfair trade practices, Lanham Act claims, and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

Before becoming a lawyer, Bob had a long business career principally in the technology sector. He served in a number of positions including as Vice President of a Fortune 500 company.

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  • Education

    2002 - J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law
    1997 - B.A., History, University of Wisconsin

    In law school, Bob was an Associate Editor for the Texas Law Review. Bob was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2002.

  • Representative experience
    • Assisted in representation of a large pharmaceutical company against competitors falsely claiming to offer generic alternatives to their prescription pancreatic enzymes
    • Assisted in representation of a pharmaceutical company against a competitor falsely claiming to offer a generic version of the prescription seborrhea medication
    • Assisted legal team defending global pharmaceutical company against claims of harm arising from vaccine adjuvants
    • Favorably settled a case in which client sought vindication of her rights to retirement funds, which were denied her by a series of tortfeasors, including her bank
  • Professional activities
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Austin Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • State of Illinois Teaching Certificate (1997)
    • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industries (1975 - 1978)
  • Professional honors
    • VLS Volunteer, Bar Journal, 2004
    • Holiday and Religious Observance Task Force, Board of Education, Grayslake Elementary School, 1996 - 1997
    • Education 2000 Task Force, Board of Education, Grayslake Elementary School, 1995 - 1996
  • Speaking engagements
    • "Multicultural Diversity and Problems in Axiology: An Historical Insight," Texas Representative Mark Strama's Lecture Series Symposium, July 2006
  • Publications
    • "Mediating the Professional Paradox: An Application of the Aggregate Idiot Phenomenon," 80 Texas Law Review 671, February 2002
  • Civic involvement
    • Town and Country Optimist Club, Youth Sports League, Basketball Commissioner (1997 - 2007)
    • Volunteer Legal Services, Austin Chapter
    • University of Texas School of Law Keeton Fellow
    • Texas Exes, Life Member
  • Licenses
    • Texas State Bar License