Robert W. Biddle
Robert W. Biddle
PRACTICE FOCUS AND EXPERIENCE
Mr. Biddle has over twenty years of criminal defense experience representing client's in white collar investigations, trials, appeals and post conviction proceedings in federal and state courts.
He is also well regarded for his representation in federal forfeiture matters, including his representation of foreign companies, realtors, homeowners, businesses, estate personal representatives, automobile leasing companies, and a home health agency president.
Mr. Biddle has extensive expertise in health care fraud defense including representation of individual physicians, multi-state hospital chains, clinical laboratories, medical equipment manufacturers, and home health care providers.
His practice also includes trials, appellate, and post conviction matters, including defense of death penalty prosecutions. In a post conviction proceeding, Mr. Biddle represented a defendant facing a death sentence whose conviction and sentence were vacated in a reported decision, Conyers v. State, 367 Md. 571 (2002). He represented a defendant in a three month federal death penalty trial who received a life sentence after extensive mitigation evidence was provided to the jury.
Prior to joining Nathans & Biddle, Mr. Biddle was of counsel to Bennett & Nathans, a shareholder at Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, law clerk to the Hon. Thomas Platt, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, and an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, New York.
Mr. Biddle was selected for inclusion in the Maryland Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense.
ACTIVITIES, PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES
Mr. Biddle is the former Co-Chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee's Forfeiture Subcommittee and was the federal forfeiture columnist for the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association newsletter. He has authored more than a dozen articles on federal forfeiture, including forfeiture of attorneys' fees and has spoken to numerous organizations regarding asset forfeiture. He has lectured on forfeiture topics at the ABA's Health Care Fraud National Institute and the American Health Lawyers Association's Annual Medicare Fraud and Abuse Program. He edited the second edition of the American Health Lawyers Association's Healthcare Compliance Legal Issues Manual.
EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSIONS
Mr. Biddle earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1987) and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982. Mr. Biddle is admitted to practice in Maryland, New York and New Jersey and in several federal district and appellate courts.
Mr. Biddle is married and has two children. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is a long time member and lay lender at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. He coached youth soccer for several years and is currently President of the Annapolis Junior Rowing Association.
He enjoys outdoor sports including backpacking, running, skiing, and tending to his family's tomato plants in the summer.