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Robert E. Juceam

  • Of Counsel | Litigation

New York

T: +1.212.859.8040

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For over 50 years, clients have trusted Robert Juceam’s representation in civil and white-collar criminal law litigation and investigations.

Robert defends public companies and directors of public companies charged with federal securities and Investment Company Act violations. Clients trust him to conduct private investigations parallel to federal regulatory law enforcement proceedings, and to serve as lead counsel or principal investigator in internal corporate and special litigation committee investigations. Robert also leads major litigation claims and defense of claims in insurance and reinsurance proceedings.

Clients benefit from Robert’s diverse experience, which includes lead responsibility in mediation, arbitration, and judicial proceedings involving commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, securities-class actions, FOIA, administrative and constitutional law, injunctive and damages claims against the federal government, real estate, employment, immigration and naturaliz...

For over 50 years, clients have trusted Robert Juceam’s representation in civil and white-collar criminal law litigation and investigations.

Robert defends public companies and directors of public companies charged with federal securities and Investment Company Act violations. Clients trust him to conduct private investigations parallel to federal regulatory law enforcement proceedings, and to serve as lead counsel or principal investigator in internal corporate and special litigation committee investigations. Robert also leads major litigation claims and defense of claims in insurance and reinsurance proceedings.

Clients benefit from Robert’s diverse experience, which includes lead responsibility in mediation, arbitration, and judicial proceedings involving commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, securities-class actions, FOIA, administrative and constitutional law, injunctive and damages claims against the federal government, real estate, employment, immigration and naturalization, criminal law including resentencing, matrimonial law, defense of attorneys and architects in malpractice and professional disciplinary proceedings, intellectual property, and unfair competition.

Robert has dedicated much of his career to fighting for vulnerable populations and representing noncitizens of limited financial means in civil cases requiring them to defend complex deportation proceedings without counsel. He has received numerous awards for this work, including:

  • A 2021 Founders Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which was renamed the Robert E. Juceam award, and recognizes a person or entity that has made a substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy.
  • A 2017 John H. Pickering Award by the Senior Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association, which recognizes outstanding lawyers or judges with a record of service dedicated to improving access to justice for all.
  • A 2015 Presidential Citation from the American Bar Association, "for his irrepressible passion for advancing immigration reform in the United States; for his infinite determination and distinguished leadership in advancing the ABA's role in ensuring fairness and due process for immigrants and asylum-seekers; and for his countless notable achievements as President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Chair of the ABA's Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law."
  • A 2013 Chesterfield Smith Award from the Pro Bono Institute (PBI) in recognition of his dedication to pro bono and public service.
  • A 2010 Lifetime Achiever honor by The American Lawyer for his life-long commitment to pro bono work, and more specifically, immigration matters.

Robert has also received honors and awards from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Center for Constitutional and Human Legal Rights, the Haitian Refugee Center, the Legal Aid Society, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Law Foundation, and The City University of New York Citizenship Now program, among others.

From 1995 to 2001, Robert chaired the Litigation Department in our Washington, DC office.

Professional associations

  • Former Member, from 1986 through 2021, of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and former Chairman if its Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law (now the Commission on Immigration), American Bar Association
  • Former Director of the Pro Bono Institute, Pro Bono Institute
  • General Counsel of the (U.S.), Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Former Director of Street Law, Street law
  • Former Chairman of the Mental Health Legal Panel of the New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Co-Founder and Former President and Board Member of the American Immigration Council, American Immigration Council
  • Former Trustee and Committee Chair of the Board of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Inc. (MALDEF), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Former Director, New York County Lawyers Association and former Special Counsel to its Matrimonial Law Committee for advocacy, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Former Director of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Board Member, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, American Bar Association
  • Former Director of Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (CAIR), Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition
  • Former Director of Appleseed, Appleseed Foundation
  • Board member, Atlantic Legal Foundation
  • Former Chairman of immigration committees of the National Association Criminal Defense Counsel, the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, and the General Practice Section of the International Bar Association, International Bar Association
  • Former Board Member of the Equal Justice Center of the New York City Bar Association, New York City Bar Association

News and recognition

Events

Speaking engagements |

51st Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Speaking engagements |

Ethical Issues and Immigration Law
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