Robert Rosenbaum, currently senior counsel, retired as a senior partner in 2007 after almost forty years of service to Arnold & Porter LLP, principally in litigation. He now devotes himself to leading the firm’s pro bono efforts on behalf of conservation and preservation clients to protect our National Parks.
He has successfully challenged the National Park Service’s authorization of excessive and harmful snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park and then in defending new rules designed to lessen the impacts. He led the firm’s successful effort to prevent Wal-Mart Stores, Inc from building a supercenter on a Civil War battlefield in Virginia. He led our successful efforts to block a private convention center and other developments within Valley Forge National Historical Park. And he has led other successful campaigns on behalf of pro bono clients to protect both historical and natural parks.
His efforts have been widely recognized, including in a feature story in the July 2011 issue of American Lawyer Magazine. He has received, among other recognitions, the National Parks Conservation Association’s National Parks Achievement Award; The Civil War Trust’s Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award; and The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s John H. Chafee Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy.