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Gerald C. Robinson



Gerald C. Robinson has over 30-years’ experience litigating a wide variety of commercial matters. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated leadership, tenacity and diligence in the successful investigation and litigation of fraud and anticompetitive conduct. Known for his intellectual curiosity and out-of-the-box thinking, since 2005 he has specialized in representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases under the False Claims Act (FCA). Gerald has worked on FCA cases that collectively recovered over $700 million for the Government. He has argued FCA cases before the 4th, 8th and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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As a member of the Nichols Kaster’s whistleblower/qui tam practice group, Gerald C. Robinson contributes a keen ability to hone-in on details, develop and compile critical information, and create a clear legal path forward. Whether working closely with government attorneys during the Government’s sealed investigation or representing courageous whistleblowers in court proceedings, Gerald is skilled at navigating the multi-dimensional chess game that is unique to FCA cases. He finds the work intellectually engaging and with great purpose—protecting taxpayers while holding companies accountable for their actions.

Gerald C. Robinson earned his J.D. in 1990 from the University of Minnesota, where he previously earned a B.A., cum laude, in International Relations, with minors in Economics and Philosophy, while garnering numerous academic and leadership honors. Prior to college, Gerald exhibited his passion for excellence by earning the Certificat d'Aptitude Practique in Classical French Cuisine and cooking for Michelin-starred chefs in Paris, France. Gerald later put those cooking skills to good use supporting his college and legal education.

Admissions & Education

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3d Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • J.D. 1990, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • B.A. 1987, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    Honors: cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Golden Key
    Major: International Relations
    Minors: Economics, Philosophy

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Implied False Certification as a Predicate for False Claims Act Liability, 2010 Minnesota Health Law Institute (Author and Presenter)
  • Off-Label Marketing as a Predicate for False Claims Act Liability, Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference, September 2008 (primary author for presenter David S. Stone)
  • The IRS Whistleblower Statute, Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference, September 2007 (primary author for presenter David S. Stone)
  • The One Relator Rule Under 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference, October 2005 (primary author for presenter David S. Stone)

Titles, Awards, & Memberships

  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar

Select Results

  • U.S. ex rel. Marsteller v. MD Helicopters, Inc., et al.,

No. 5:13-cv-00830, 2019 WL 4749986 (N.D. Ala. Sep. 30, 2019)

  • U.S. ex rel. Miller v. Public Warehousing Co. KSC, et al.,

636 Fed.Appx. 947 (9th Cir. 2016)

  • U.S. ex rel. Rostholder v. Omnicare, Inc., et al.,

745 F.3d 694 (4th Cir. Feb. 21, 2014), cert. denied 135 S.Ct. 85 (Oct. 6, 2014)

  • U.S. ex rel. Ketroser v. Mayo Fndtn, et al.,

729 F.3d 825 (8th Cir. Sept. 4, 2013)

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