Robert W. Turken

Area of Focus: Trial & Litigation
"He is an antitrust genius. He knows every aspect of antitrust law inside and out, and his style is effective in court."
- Chambers USA source
Robert W. Turken
Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators Badge for Robert TurkenBob is a Senior Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Trial & Litigation Group, and has served as lead counsel in many of the Firm's most complex and high profile matters. As head of the Firm’s Antitrust and Securities Litigation Teams, Bob has extensive experience in antitrust litigation, securities litigation, financial services litigation and class actions. Bob represents national and regional corporations in all phases of pretrial, trial, and appellate work in state and federal courts across the country. 

Bob has represented numerous clients in multidistrict class actions, and has served as lead counsel in opt-out actions related to price fixing, conspiracy claims, monopolies, and predatory pricing claims. His experience has ranged from primary counsel in precedent-setting antitrust and national class actions suits to special litigation counsel in some of the largest bankruptcy cases in the country to designated federal appellate counsel and to advisory counsel to the FDIC.

Bob is consistently recognized by legal publications including Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Benchmark Litigation. He has also spoken at conferences on the topics of Corporate Governance and Accounting Irregularities.
Q & A
What kind of challenges at work get you most excited?
I am fortunate to work in areas of the law that are constantly changing, so I have the opportunity to stay in the forefront of developing law. I often go to bed and wake up thinking about new strategies and arguments and look forward to coming to the office every day.
Why should a client hire you?
In our business, results matter. And, we have obtained results in some of the biggest cases in the country that have dramatically exceeded what other lawyers have achieved in exactly the same cases. 
What is one way you give back to the community?
My wife, Dana, and I are founders of the Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award Program, which recognizes students for their kindness, caring, and sensitivity. We have implemented the Program in eight South Florida elementary and middle schools, and are expanding it every year. We have monthly ice cream parties for each grade winner and his or her class, during which all winners and nominees are recognized. At the end of the year, we have a celebration for each school attended by Miami-Dade County school officials and political and community leaders. One winner from each grade has his or her name engraved on a plaque permanently maintained at each school and receives a bicycle and helmet purchased just for them. 

When Dana and I started our Program, we hoped it would encourage students simply to develop into nicer, more caring and compassionate young people. To our family's delight, it has become one of the most successful behavioral transformation and anti-bullying programs in the country.
  • Duke University, J.D., 1980
    Duke University, B.A., 1977
  • Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award Program
    Co-Founder, 2008 - Present
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Band 1, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2013 - present

    Chambers USA, Litigation, 2007 - 2010

     Daily Business Review, Florida Trailblazers, 2019

    Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2009 - present

    The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Securities Law, 2010 - 2016; Commercial Litigation, 2010 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2007 - present

    Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers finalist - Complex/Business Litigation, 2016

    Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2005 - 2012

    Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 in Miami, 2010 - 2011

    AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell