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Robby H. Birnbaum

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Overview

Robby H. Birnbaum began his law career with Greenspoon Marder in 1998 and has practiced with the firm ever since.  Mr. Birnbaum is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Regulatory Compliance and Financial Services Practice Groups and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.  Mr. Birnbaum also Chairs the firm’s Health and Consumer Insurance Sales Regulatory Group.

For over 20 years, Mr. Birnbaum has provided proactive, successful compliance strategies and outcomes to financial and health industry clients. Mr. Birnbaum also has substantial experience in the travel and vacation resort industries, representing and counseling some of the largest travel providers and sellers of vacation and business travel services in the world.

Mr. Birnbaum’s practice focuses on providing comprehensive legal advice and regulatory advocacy to a broad spectrum of clients, such as nonbank financial products and services providers; advertisers and marketers; health insurance and health related service sellers; along with trade and professional associations.  Mr. Birnbaum practices before the CFPB, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), offices of state attorneys’ general, state banking and financial services departments and federal and state insurance regulators.

A substantial portion of Mr. Birnbaum’s work involves assisting clients with proactive regulatory compliance to remain out of the cross-hairs of regulators and expensive class action lawsuits.  Mr. Birnbaum immerses himself in the industries of his clients, advising clients on how to minimize the legal risks related to providing, advertising, and marketing financial and health insurance products and services to consumers under federal and state consumer protection laws, including laws and regulations under the jurisdiction of the CFPB and FTC.  Mr. Birnbaum’s team also assists with state licensing and agency compliance reviews.  Mr. Birnbaum regularly advises on the design of compliance management systems tailored to specific client needs and government expectations.

Mr. Birnbaum is an experienced advertising attorney who regularly advises clients on consumer protection issues, specifically with regard to advertising and promotions, including digital media and lead generation, as well as consumer credit and financial services laws, privacy laws and regulations. He has extensive experience in the issues surrounding mobile marketing, target marketing, lead generation, affiliate marketing, social media, and user-generated content.  Mr. Birnbaum has widely counseled clients on compliance with state and federal banking and insurance regulations, along with the sweeping wave of recent state privacy law regulations.

Mr. Birnbaum focusses on defending clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions pursued by the CFPB, FTC, state attorneys’ general, and other state regulatory agencies, as well as advising in private litigation involving claims, such as false or misleading advertising, TCPA and telemarketing challenges, and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices.

Mr. Birnbaum is heavily involved as the “go to attorney” for the debt settlement, consumer credit counseling, vehicle service contracts, seller of travel, and the credit repair industries, actively representing over 500 companies in those industries in all areas from lead generation to administrative licensing and contract fulfillment.  Mr. Birnbaum also counsels the financial partners and supporting vendors of those industries, and is active in their trade associations.

Mr. Birnbaum regularly counsels private equity and venture capital funds, along with public companies on their potential investments and market activity in regard to his practice areas.  Mr. Birnbaum regularly supports and serves as lead counsel and advisor on multi-million dollar buyouts and investments.  Mr. Birnbaum serves as outside general counsel to many of the firms largest advertising, financial, insurance and other public companies.

Mr. Birnbaum serves as the elected president of the American Fair Credit Council, National Association of Credit Service Organizations, and the Administrator of the Vehicle Protection Association. Mr. Birnbaum is exceptionally active in Congressional and legislative affairs groups, bringing those direct insights and current updates back to the firm’s clients.  Moreover, affiliate marketing, publisher/affiliate lead generation and sales, and network referrals round out Mr. Birnbaum’s practice areas.

Over the last twenty years, Mr. Birnbaum has likely resolved, without the need for litigation and to the great satisfaction of his clients, more state and federal government investigations and inquiries than any other attorney.

Mr. Birnbaum graduated from the University of Wisconsin for both his undergraduate studies and law degree.  He resides in Boca Raton, Florida, practicing from the firm’s Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami offices.  Mr. Birnbaum can be reached at (954)343.6959 and Robby.Birnbaum@gmlaw.com.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Wisconsin

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1999
  • B.A., Political Science and English, University of Wisconsin, 1996
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Fair Credit Council, President
  • National Association of Credit Service Organizations, President
  • Vehicle Protection Association, Administrator
  • The Association of Settlement Companies, President, 2009-Present
  • Information Privacy Sub-Committee, The Association of Resort Developers, Member

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Auditor, Vehicle Service Contract Industry

Speaking Engagements

Awards

Recognitions

  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2014-2015, 2020-2021
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Rising Stars,” Business/Corporate, 2012-2014
  • South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, “Leaders In Law” Award, Finalist, Governmental Law, 2014
  • South Florida Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2012
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Up & Comers,” 2009-2011
  • Daily Business Review, “Most Effective Lawyers,” 2009-2010
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Up & Comers,” 2006
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