Robert P. Donovan

Overview

ROBERT P. DONOVAN was born in Jersey City and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University.  He obtained his law degree from Rutgers University-Newark. 

For well over a decade, Mr. Donovan has been national lead trial counsel for Arizona Beverages, defending the company against putative consumer fraud class actions filed in California, Florida, New York and New Jersey.  He  also represents a number of other private companies in complex commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Donovan has years of experience in complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions, wage and hour class actions, business torts, labor and employment matters, tort claims  and municipal law.  He has tried several cases in both federal and state courts and has extensive experience on the appellate level including having successfully argued the seminal case of Cameco v. Gedicke where the New Jersey Supreme Court found that an at will employee owed a common law duty of loyalty to the employer.

 

 

  • Cameco v. Gedicke, 157 NJ Super 504 (1997) (employee breach of duty of loyalty);
  • In Re: Allserve v. vCollect, 379 B.R. 69 (D. N.J. 2007) (choice of law regarding alter ego action);
  • Hitt v. Arizona Beverage, 2009 WL 449190 (S.D. Cal. 2009) (federal preemption as applied to the FFDCA).

     

Overview

ROBERT P. DONOVAN was born in Jersey City and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University.  He obtained his law degree from Rutgers University-Newark. 

For well over a decade, Mr. Donovan has been national lead trial counsel for Arizona Beverages, defending the company against putative consumer fraud class actions filed in California, Florida, New York and New Jersey.  He  also represents a number of other private companies in complex commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Donovan has years of experience in complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions, wage and hour class actions, business torts, labor and employment matters, tort claims  and municipal law.  He has tried several cases in both federal and state courts and has extensive experience on the appellate level including having successfully argued the seminal case of Cameco v. Gedicke where the New Jersey Supreme Court found that an at will employee owed a common law duty of loyalty to the employer.

 

 

  • Cameco v. Gedicke, 157 NJ Super 504 (1997) (employee breach of duty of loyalty);
  • In Re: Allserve v. vCollect, 379 B.R. 69 (D. N.J. 2007) (choice of law regarding alter ego action);
  • Hitt v. Arizona Beverage, 2009 WL 449190 (S.D. Cal. 2009) (federal preemption as applied to the FFDCA).

     

Education

Villanova University (B.A. magna cum laude 1984)
Rutgers U. School of Law - Newark (J.D. 1988)

Admissions

State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Memberships

Essex County Bar Association
Union County Bar Association