Robert Fabrikant

Robert Fabrikant is a partner at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips LLP. As a trial lawyer, Fabrikant litigates complex civil and criminal cases for clients in the healthcare, financial services, defense, and energy sectors. 

He defends companies that are the target of False Claims Act–related government investigations and litigation, and conducts internal investigations.

Upon graduating from law school, Fabrikant served as senior law clerk to the Honorable Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also worked as chief counsel to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, was an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia and trial attorney in the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Before joining Manatt, he chaired the healthcare practice at another major international law firm.

An active member of the American Bar Association, Fabrikant co-founded the False Claims Act and Qui Tam Subcommittee of the White Collar Crime Committee and co-chaired the subcommittee from 1992 to 2001. In addition, he founded the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Subcommittee of the White Collar Crime Committee and served as its chair from 1991 to 2000.

Fabrikant is a professor at Howard University School of Law, where he has taught constitutional law, legal history, and introduction to legal methods; provided academic support; and coached the moot court team for 12 years.

In addition, Fabrikant has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center; University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Fudan University School of Law in Shanghai, China; National University of Singapore Faculty of Law; and Transnational Law and Business University in Seoul, South Korea.