Jeffrey Robinson is Associate Director-Counsel for Programs and Administration who helps supervises the operations at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and is active in a range of civil rights matters through legislative and policy advocacy as well as litigation. Prior to joining LDF, Mr. Robinson was a founding partner of Baach Robinson & Lewis, PLLC. His practice at Baach Robinson included civil litigation, civil rights matters, white collar criminal defense, and public policy advocacy. Among other cases, Mr. Robinson was one of the attorneys for Vice President Gore in the litigation over the results of the 2000 presidential election in Florida. He was one of the lead lawyers on the trial team that won a $1.2 billion judgment in a civil fraud and racketeering case on behalf of the liquidators of the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI), and he was counsel in the leading case in the District of Columbia establishing that targeting African Americans for predatory mortgages is a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Mr. Robinson served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, United States Department of Justice (“OLA”). At OLA he had responsibilities in the areas of criminal justice policy, civil rights, congressional oversight of the Department of Justice, and nominations. Mr. Robinson also served as Principal Deputy Corporation Counsel (now “Attorney General”) for the District of Columbia and as Minority Chief Counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Mr. Robinson graduated summa cum laude from Lafayette College and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Among other activities, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Co-Chair and member of the Board of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, a Trustee of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the ABA Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.