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“These elite universities are gatekeepers to the American Dream, and they are closing the gate more than they should,” said Robert D. Gilbert, managing partner at Gilbert Litigators and Counselors.

Former students sue Georgetown, Columbia and other elite universities over financial aid practices

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Court filings say Robert Gilbert of Gilbert Litigators & Counselors worked for more than a year to develop the case and assemble the proposed leadership team...

 

Meet the Plaintiffs Team Pursuing the Price-Fixing Lawsuit Against 16 Elite Universities

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“It is common for defendants in antitrust cases to try to dismiss the case,” Robert D. Gilbert LAW ’82, one of the litigators for the plaintiffs, said. “We anticipated the defendants’ arguments, and are prepared to respond forcefully as the law is in the Plaintiffs’ favor. We look forward to the Court’s resolution of Defendants’ motions, and to moving this case forward.”

 

Lawyers assess Yale's efforts to dismiss antitrust suit brought against it

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"Honesty. Being honest — having a reputation for honesty as well as projecting honesty — are extremely important in the practice of litigation. At the end of the day, a judge and jury must believe you."

 

Top Lawyers: Robert “Bob” Gilbert of Gilbert Litigators & Counselors On the 5 Things You Need to Become a Top Lawyer in Your Specific Field of Law

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The Mighty Warrior, The Chief Legal Officer

 

During the past 30 years the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) role has gone through a gargantuan revolution...pioneers include James L. Lipscomb, Thomas Sabatino, Jeff Kindler and PD Villareal...Chief Legal Officers can be compared to mighty warriors.

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Robert D. Gilbert, managing partner of Gilbert Litigators & Counselors and lead firm for the plaintiffs, agreed with Judge Kennelly's ruling and outlined the next steps in the case in comments to Law360.

"We look forward to winning substantial restitution for the 200,000 students who have been harmed by the collusion of these 17 elite universities and to ending their unlawful practices," Gilbert said. "In order to do so, in this next phase of the case, we also look forward to taking the depositions under oath of the decisionmakers at each university who participated in this antitrust conspiracy which has inflicted harm on so many middle-class and working-class families."

 

Judge Says Top Universities Must Face Financial Aid Suit