Robby Dube

Robert “Robby” Dube grew up working in his family’s small business and ranch, so he understands the needs of businesses and works tirelessly to advocate for them in a cost-effective manner. He is a zealous litigator, having briefed, argued, and won numerous motions before both state and federal courts across the country, including maritime and admiralty cases, and has engaged in every stage of the litigation process. Robby also has deep experience with the factoring industry, and in the customs industry, litigating for and advising clients across the country. 

Robby is deeply familiar with pursuing claims against all levels of government, including bid protests, municipal litigation, challenging terminations for cause, drafting requests for equitable adjustments, and producing government contract compliance guides for businesses. He has engaged in significant Administrative Procedures Act challenges against the federal government’s regulations under the ESA and MMPA at the district and Circuit level, winning unanimous decisions.

Robby is passionate about fighting for civil rights and civil liberties, and has zealously and effectively represented citizen groups across the country wherever their government has tried to take away their rights to referendum, free speech, free association, and more. Recently, Robby has been involved in the fight against foreign ownership of crucial infrastructure projects, fighting to protect national security and the environment.  

Robby graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Law Council President and as Executive Editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law. He also served as the Head Writer for the law school musical group T.O.R.T. (Theatre of the Relatively Talentless) and led the Orientation Program as a Program Director. After graduating, Robby clerked for Hawai’i Supreme Court Associate Justice Richard Pollack.

  • Minnesota, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2021
  • U.S. District Court District of D.C., 2023
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2023
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2023
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2023
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif – 2019
    • Most Outstanding Contribution to Class of 2019
    • Mondale Hall Engagement Award, 2019
  • University of Texas @ Dallas, Richardson, Texas
    • Honors B.A. in Historical Studies and Political Science – 2016
    • Honors: Dean’s List, Archer Fellow, Homecoming King, Gavin Hambly Scholarship
  • Consociationalism: A Constitutional Solution for Ethnic Tension and Violence in South Sudan, Minnesota Journal of International Law, Volume 28 Issue 2, 2019
  • Guide to State Procurement: A 50-State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes, and Procedures, Third Edition – Illinois, Michigan, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota chapters
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2023
  • North Star Lawyer, 2022-2023
  • I Came, ITAR, I Conquered – The Crucial Information Military Contractors Need to Know About the Rules of Exporting Arms on June 8, 2021, for PTAC
  • Doing Business with the Government- Opportunities and Pitfalls on January 20, 2022, for Minnesota CLE;
  • Don’t Fear the FAR on December 5, 2022, for PTAC
  • Doing Business with the Government – Opportunities and Pitfalls on January 27, 2023, for Minnesota CLE;
  • The False Claims Act on April 20, 2023 for SADBOC
  • The Corporate Transparency Act on January 17, 2024 for the Federal Bar Association
  • Estoppel Agreements – Best Practices and Pitfalls on February 7, 2024 for the International Factoring Association
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Professional Development Committee Member 
  • The Federalist Society, President Elect, 
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Law GOLD Council, Councilmember
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Twin Cities Chapter, President, Present
  • Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board, Vice Chair – 2022
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member – 2020 – 2023
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, MSBA Assembly, Member – 2020 – 2023
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Richard Pollack, Judicial Law Clerk, 2019 to 2020
  • The Honorable Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN – Judicial Extern 2019
  • University of Minnesota Law School Family Law Clinic, Minneapolis, MN – Certified Student Attorney, 2017-2018
  • Dynamic Energy Sols. v. Danna, LLC, 2023 WL 2763191 (Minn. App. 2023) (winning unanimous appellate decision recognizing validity of estoppel agreements in factoring industry)
  • FK Construction Funding LLC v. Nooleen, et al., Civil Action No. 0:21-cv-02226-DTS (D. Minn. Nov. 15, 2022) (obtaining summary judgment against debtor in favor of factoring client on personal guarantee)
  • MAX v. Cosco Container Lines America, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-10722-DJC (D. Mass. 2022) (denying temporary restraining order sought against vessel owner on allegations that client was violating the Endangered Species Act)
  • Ten7 v. Minneapolis Public Schools (Minn. 2022) (successfully lodging an award protest following government’s improper rejection of publicly bid contract)
  • Grzadzielewski v. City of Grand Forks, 18-2022-cv-00590 (N.D. 2022) (challenging City’s illegal denial of citizen’s referendum petition)
  • Smith v. USPS, 20-cv-498 (KMM/DTS) (D. Minn. 2020) (denying government’s motion to dismiss Title VII racial hostile work environment claim)