Robin Mark is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. Robin is an experienced trial attorney with extensive litigation experience in civil and criminal matters. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and the representation of individuals and corporations in government and internal investigations. Robin represents individuals and businesses who are involved in state or federal government investigations as witnesses, victims, or potential targets. She assists clients with navigating their potential civil and criminal exposure and responding to law enforcement inquiries.
Robin served for ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. As an AUSA, she served as the lead prosecutor in hundreds of investigations and prosecutions, including cases involving bank fraud, embezzlement, identity fraud, money laundering, civil rights, healthcare fraud, cyber crimes, environmental crimes, tax fraud, public corruption, and national security cases. Robin worked as the Elder Justice Coordinator and served for many years as a member of the Financial Crimes Task Force. She most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division overseeing the prosecution of white collar matters in the Northern District of Alabama. Robin offers clients a unique perspective in navigating government investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Before she was an AUSA, Robin assisted clients with commercial and financial litigation matters and also represented individuals facing criminal charges in state and federal court.
Robin also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Cumberland School of Law where she teaches Basic Skills of Trial Advocacy and Jury Selection. Robin is an active member of the Birmingham Bar Association, where she has previously served on the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors for the Women’s Section, the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Lawyers Program, as the Young Lawyers Section President and Vice President-Social, and as a member of the Grievance Committee.
During law school Robin was selected as the only law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Alabama to serve as a member of the team that prosecuted the defendants charged and convicted in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four little girls in Birmingham, Alabama.
Honors & Recognitions
- Listed in The Best Lawyers of America®, Commercial Litigation (2024), Criminal Defense: General Practice (2024), Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2024)
- National Association of Former United States Attorneys' Exceptional Service Award (2019)
- Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Employment Law (2011)
- Birmingham Magazine Rising Star Under 40 (2009)
- Articles / PublicationsReprinted with permission from Birmingham Medical News
Professional & Community
- Leadership Birmingham Class of 2022
- Birmingham Children's Theater, Board of Directors (2017-present)
- Birmingham Junior League, Sustainer (2015)
- Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education, Volunteer for Teen Court
- Girls Inc., Committee of 25, Former Member (2010-2011)
- Cumberland School of Law Trial Team Coach (2006-2010)
- Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class (2009)
- Exceptional Foundation, Member of the Junior Board (2004-2008)
- Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Project Corporate Leadership, (Class of 2006)
- Birmingham Bar Association: Federal Practice Section, Executive Board Member At Large (2020 and 2021); Executive Committee (2010, 2018-2020); Women Section, Appointed to the Board of Directors (2012 and 2015); Young Lawyers Executive Committee, President (2010) and Vice-President-Social (2008); Grievance Committee (2009-2011)
- Birmingham Bar Foundation Member (2021 & 2011)
- Defense Research Institute, Member (2004-2012); Young Lawyers, Steering Committee; Women in the Law, Steering Committee
- International Academy of Defense Counsel, Graduate of the 39th Annual Trial Academy at Stanford University located in Palo Alto, California (2011)
- Birmingham Chamber Commerce, Project Corporate Leadership (2006)
- Birmingham Inns of Court, (2010-2012)
- Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class of (2010)
- J.D., Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (2002)
- B.A., University of Alabama (1999)
- Articles / PublicationsFTC Accelerates Enforcement Actions to Protect Consumer Digital Health Information
- Firm NewsBest Lawyers® 2024 Honors 244 Burr Attorneys, Including 17 "Lawyers of the Year"
- ArticleDepartment of Justice Expectations on Corporate Compliance Programs Concerning Use of Personal Device and Messaging Applications for Business Purposes