Robert R. Henssler, Jr.

Robert R. Henssler, Jr.

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Overview

Robert Henssler is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office, where he focuses his practice on securities fraud and other complex civil litigation. He has obtained significant recoveries for investors in cases such as EnronBlackstone, and CIT Group. Bobby is currently a key member of the team of attorneys prosecuting fraud claims against Goldman Sachs stemming from Goldman’s conduct in subprime mortgage transactions (including “Abacus”). 

Most recently, Bobby and a team of Robbins Geller attorneys obtained preliminary approval of a $1.21 billion settlement in In re Valeant Pharm. Int’l, Inc. Sec. Litig., a case that Vanity Fair reported as “the corporate scandal of its era” that had raised “fundamental questions about the functioning of our health-care system, the nature of modern markets, and the slippery slope of ethical rationalizations.” Subject to court approval, this is the largest securities class action settlement against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and the ninth largest ever.

Bobby was also lead counsel in Schuh v. HCA Holdings, Inc., which resulted in a $215 million recovery for shareholders, the largest securities class action recovery ever in Tennessee. The recovery achieved represents more than 30% of the aggregate classwide damages, far exceeding the typical recovery in a securities class action. Bobby also led the litigation teams in Marcus v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. ($97.5 million recovery), Landmen Partners Inc. v. The Blackstone Group L.P. ($85 million recovery), In re Novatel Wireless Sec. Litig. ($16 million recovery), Carpenters Pension Trust Fund of St. Louis v. Barclays PLC ($14 million settlement), and Kmiec v. Powerwave Technologies, Inc. ($8.2 million settlement), to name a few.

Before joining the Firm, Bobby served as a Federal Public Defender for three years in the Southern District of California. He tried cases before the United States District Court and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While at Federal Defenders, Bobby worked on various types of criminal cases, including financial fraud, narcotics trafficking, and alien smuggling. He obtained extensive trial experience at Federal Defenders, including a not guilty verdict and a hung jury. 

Bobby has been named a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 and a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. 

Awards

  • Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer, The National Law Journal, 2020
  • Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2018-2019

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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1997

Admissions

  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California

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