Robert Santiago, a native of Key West, Florida, is one of the firm’s two founding members. Mr. Santiago’s main practice areas include commercial and complex litigation.
Mr. Santiago’s recent work for the firm includes the representation of: an online yacht broker multiple listing service in copyright infringement litigation; the largest international retailer of stock photography in litigation over the scope and enforceability of certain license agreements; a publicly traded chain of fast-food restaurants in employment discrimination litigation and individual shareholders involved in shareholder derivative litigation.
During his legal career, Mr. Santiago has represented plaintiffs in antitrust litigation and was among dozens of lawyers involved in the largest patent infringement suit ever brought before the patent bar. In 1998, Mr. Santiago was a member of the trial team that successfully defended a consortium of data processing companies in a Federal False Claims Act litigation against the United States government. In addition to obtaining a complete defense verdict, the data processing companies obtained a $15 million settlement after verdict. That result was cited by National Law Journal as the “Top Defense Verdict: of 1998.
Prior to founding Woodbury, Santiago & Correoso, P.A. , Mr. Santiago associated with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP.
Mr. Santiago graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board.