Washington, D.C. October 16th, 2017: The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) announced this afternoon the election of leading Boston litigator Jeffery S. Robbins Esq., to the Center’s Board of Directors. Mr. Robbins, who previously served as a member of LDB’s Legal Advisory Board, was elected during LDB’s Annual Meeting on October 12. At that meeting, the Center’s incumbent board members were each reelected for an additional term: President Kenneth L. Marcus, Vice President Rachel Lerman, Treasurer Adam Feuerstein, Secretary Judd Serotta, Dr. Richard Cravatts, and Dr. Tevi Troy.
Marcus praised Robbins, a Member in the international law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., on the occasion of his election. “I cannot imagine a better addition to the Brandeis Center’s board. Jeff Robbins is a distinguished attorney, energetic advocate, prolific author, and strategic thinker. More importantly, he is a real mensch. His passion for justice will be as much an asset to the Center as his professional accomplishments and extraordinary breadth of experience.”
Robbins commented, “I am pleased to join the Brandeis Center at a propitious time. In a relatively short period, the Center has had an extraordinary impact in American higher education and is a leader in the battle against campus anti-Semitism and the BDS movement. Now is an especially important moment to take a stand against hatred.”
Robbins joins the Board as it pursues cutting-edge anti-BDS litigation against the American Studies Association; responds to anti-Semitic incidents on scores of campuses nationwide; supports chapters at eighteen American law schools; spearheads public policy initiatives in Washington, D.C., and in the state Capitols; and produces cutting-edge research on the campaign against campus anti-Semitism and racism.
Robbins, a twice-appointed United States Delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, specializes in complex civil litigation, including litigation involving allegations of fraud, First Amendment issues, and claims of defamation.
In 1997, Robbins was appointed Deputy Chief Counsel for the Minority of the US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Special Investigation into campaign fundraising practices. He also served as Chief Counsel for the Minority of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Between 1987 and 1990, Robbins served as an Assistant US Attorney in the District of Massachusetts. In 1989, he was appointed as the first Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He received commendations from the US Drug Enforcement
Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the General Services Administration.
Robbins has represented a number of parties in connection with Congressional investigations, and has been appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Robbins also served as the Chairman of the New England Board of the Anti-Defamation League from 2012 to 2014. Robbins serves as a welcome addition to an already diverse board, the legal expertise and experience he brings with him will help LDB continue to fight for the rights of Jewish students across America.
ABOUT THE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS CENTER
The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., or LDB, is an independent, nonprofit organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Brandeis Center conducts research, education and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. It is not affiliated with the Massachusetts University, the Kentucky law school, nor any of the other institutions that share the name and honor the memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice.
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