About Robert Schaffer
Mr. Schaffer is a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis and Roca LLP. His main practice and experience focuses on commercial and corporate disputes, defense of class actions, and appellate matters. He has managed a substantial number of complex litigation matters involving contract, business torts, fiduciary breach claims, professional liability, RICO, products liability, lender liability, real estate, water rights, probate, and shareholder and partnership disputes. He also has extensive experience representing clients in antitrust and other trade regulation matters including restrictive covenants, dealer terminations, and hospital staff privileges, and regularly advises business clients on litigation risk and avoidance in these areas.
Mr. Schaffer has argued many appeals in the Arizona appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit. Most recently, he successfully argued an appeal before the Arizona Supreme Court, obtaining reversal of a lower court decision that would have stripped the firm’s client of water rights alleged to be valued in excess of $20 million.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Schaffer served as a law clerk to the Hon. William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.