On December 6, 2023 the Historical Society of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held a symposium celebrating the jurisprudence and public service of Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno (ret.).
Judge Robreno was nominated to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed to the bench in 1992. During his tenure on the bench, he presided over more than 100 civil and criminal jury trials, authoring more than 3,000 opinions. Judge Robreno oversaw significant multidistrict litigation, including In re Asbestos Products Liability, MDL-875, one of the largest multidistrict litigations in the federal courts, disposing of approximately 180,000 cases and 10 million claims, and In re Google Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, MDL-2358 in the District of Delaware.
In addition to his assignment as a District Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Robreno sat by designation with the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and the District Courts in New Jersey, Delaware, and the Western District of Pennsylvania. While on the bench, he was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Renquist to serve on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and by Chief Justice Roberts to the Judicial Conference Committee on Bankruptcy Administration.
Judge Robreno is currently a partner at McCarter & English, LLP where he provides alternative dispute resolution services through arbitration, mediation, special masterships, corporate investigations, and other court appointed neutral services.