Former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson joined Farnan LLP after her retirement from the bench in July 2017. Her practice focuses on consulting in complex commercial litigation, mock trials and arguments, alternative dispute resolution, and arbitration.
Judge Robinson was a member of Delaware's busy district court for more than 25 years. Her public service has been recognized by such organizations as the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation. During her tenure, she served as the first woman Chief Judge for the District of Delaware, as well as being selected to serve on the Judicial Conference of the United States. She was elected a member of the American Law Institute in 2015.
During her tenure on the bench, Judge Robinson presided over an extraordinary number of complex cases, primarily patent disputes (including the billion dollar stent litigation), but also trademark infringement, antitrust, contract, and securities disputes.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Robinson served as an Assistant United States Attorney and the United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Delaware.