Robert C. Boutwell
Robert C. Boutwell joined the firm in 2013 after three years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in NYC. He practices at Fitch Law Partners LLP in the areas of business litigation, bank litigation and international litigation. Robert's blogging on financial topics has caught the attention of writers for the Boston Globe and Legal360, among others. A Boston Globe article on bitcoin states, "Robert Boutwell, a lawyer in Boston who specializes in bank litigation and has written about virtual currencies, said that market acceptance for bitcoin has increased in recent months. Prominent businesses such as Overstock.com and the Sacramento Kings have announced they will accept bitcoins for purchases, he said. But the lack of regulation, Boutwell added, makes the bitcoin market ‘akin to the wild, wild West, with enormous exchanges disappearing almost overnight and reports of hacking and stolen bitcoin prevalent.'" Regarding the recent Supreme Court case of Jesinoski et al. v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Legal360 quotes Robert as follows: "The case is very important to give lenders and consumers clarity across the federal circuits around the country as to the proper procedure for a consumer to notify a lender of her intention to rescind in a case where there have been improper or incomplete disclosures by the lender." Robert is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School, where he was Executive Editor, Journal of Law and Politics.