Robert Sims

Commercial Litigation
Latham & Watkins
505 Montgomery St
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 395-8127

Bob Sims is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented businesses and individuals in numerous criminal and civil proceedings around the country and throughout the world.

Mr. Sims' practice focuses on:
  • White collar criminal defense and internal investigations
  • US export controls and sanctions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and investigations
  • Complex commercial litigation

He represents clients in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings conducted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Department of Commerce, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state and local authorities. He has also represented clients in False Claims Act, RICO, trade secret and unfair business practices cases.

Mr. Sims has advised companies and financial institutions on trade sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance and has represented numerous clients in transborder M&A, commercial and banking transactions.

Mr. Sims served in the Clinton Administration as the Senior Adviser for the US Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Washington, D.C. He was also a delegate to the G-7 Senior Experts Group on Transnational Organized Crime, the United Nations Crime Commission and the Financial Action Task Force.

Mr. Sims also previously served as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he focused primarily on white collar, money laundering and narcotics offenses. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. and the Board of Directors of the Ploughshares Fund in San Francisco.