J. Robert Renner

Deputy General Counsel

Robert Renner is CIR’s Deputy General Counsel. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history in 1986 and received his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1990.

Mr. Renner spent four years working in California’s Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General. Subsequently, he moved into private practice. For the next ten years, he worked in commercial litigation at Coudert Brothers LLP, where he represented copyright holders in high-profile cases. Most recently, Mr. Renner was a partner at Duane Morris LLP in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2021, specializing in commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and product liability defense.

He is a member of the Bar of California and Texas.

Mr. Renner joined the Center for Individual Rights in 2022.