Robert E. Sims

Bob Sims is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented businesses and individuals in numerous criminal and civil proceedings around the country. He is a member of Latham's Associates and Diversity Leadership Committees.

Mr. Sims's practice focuses primarily on white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation and related international matters. He has conducted internal corporate investigations and counseled clients on a broad range of criminal law issues.

Mr. Sims has advised clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and has represented clients in FCPA investigations. He has advised clients on export control matters and has represented clients in criminal, civil, and administrative investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice, the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Department of Commerce. Mr. Sims has also represented clients in False Claims Act, RICO, trade secret and unfair business practices cases.

His experience includes serving 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., and serving as 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 served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he focused primarily on white collar, money laundering and narcotics offenses.

Mr. Sims 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.